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E-auction 344-258789 - MAXIMIANUS HERCULIUS Aurelianus

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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 62 €
Maximum bid : 64 €
End of the sale : 18 November 2019 14:09:00
bidders : 12 bidders
Type : Aurelianus
Date: 294
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,60 g.
Rarity : R3
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan très large, échancré à 5 heures, mais bien centré avec les grènetis visibles des deux côtés. Très beau portrait. Revers parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Jolie patine grise avec des reflets métalliques dorés, légèrement tachée au revers
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de ROME I, n° 114


Obverse legend : MAXIMIANVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé de Maximien Hercule à droite avec pan de paludamentum, vu de trois quarts en avant (B01).
Obverse translation : “Maximianus Pius Felix Augustus”, (Maximien pieux heureux auguste.


Reverse legend : ABVDA-NT AVGG/ -|-// A.
Reverse description : Abundantia (l’Abondance) drapée debout à droite, tenant des deux mains une corne d’abondance dont elle répand les fruits.
Reverse translation : “Abundantia Augustorum”, (L’Abondance des augustes).


Avec l’intégralité de son argenture superficielle. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Cuirasse et épaulière cloutées. Ptéryges fines et tombantes. Légende de droit non ponctuée. Nous n’avons pas relevé d’identité de coin pertinente. Prendra le numéro 601(alpha)c dans le Supplément III du Bastien.

Historical background


(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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