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brm_649472 - MAXIMIANUS HERCULIUS Aurelianus

MAXIMIANUS HERCULIUS Aurelianus MS
150.00 €(Approx. 178.50$ | 129.00£)
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Type : Aurelianus
Date: 287-288
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,08 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan extrêmement large, bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Très beau portrait. Revers magnifique de style fin. Patine grise avec des reflets métalliques. A conservé l’intégralité de son brillant de frappe et son coupant d’origine

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C M A VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé de Maximien Hercule à droite avec l’égide sur l’épaule, vu de trois quarts en avant (B02).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Marcus Aurelius Valerius Maximianus Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Marc Valère Maximien pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : CONSERVATOR - AVGG/ -|-// XXIBKOY.
Reverse description : Maximien et Hercule debout face à face, sacrifiant au-dessus d'un trépied allumé ; Maximien est vêtu militairement ; Hercule est nu tenant la massue et la léonté.
Reverse translation : “Conservator Augustorum”, (Conservateur des augustes).

Commentary


Avec l’intégralité de son argenture superficielle. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Cuirasse et épaulière cloutées. Ptéryges larges.

Historical background


MAXIMIEN HERCULES

(10/12/285-02/310) Marcus Aurelius Valerius Maximianus

Augustus I (1/04/286-1/05/305)

Maximian was born in Sirmium to 250. It has "low forehead, wrinkled face, nose trumpet, chin and thick neck, shaggy beard" after "Roman emperors", op. cit., p. 119. This description does not really resemble the portraits of argentei are stereotyped and not necessarily recognizable. He is chosen by Diocletian to assist him. It is first Caesar and august from April 286, and it is the foundation of the Dyarchie. Maximian moved to Trier and must fight against the barbarian invasions and the usurpation of Carausius in Britain. In 293, the creation of the Tetrarchy, he is assisted by Constantius. Diocletian forced Maximian to abdicate on 1 May 305. He resents retirement and will support his son Maxentius when it seizes Rome 28 October 306. He is back in august as 307 and helps Constantine to whom he gives his daughter Fausta in marriage. Maximian was forced to abdicate to the conference Carnuntum 11 November 308. One last time, he took the purple early 310 in Marseille before committing suicide or being murdered.

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