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brm_627705 - MAXIMIANUS HERCULIUS Aurelianus

MAXIMIANUS HERCULIUS Aurelianus AU/MS
120.00 €(Approx. 144.00$ | 104.40£)
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Type : Aurelianus
Date: 286-287
Mint name / Town : Ticinum
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 20 ‰
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,32 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Beau buste de Maximien Hercule. Très joli revers bien venu à la frappe. Patine gris foncé avec des reflets métalliques dorés. Conserve au revers l’intégralité de son coupant d’origine et de son brillant de frappe
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Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP M AVR VAL MAXIMIANVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Maximien Hercule à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Marcus Aurelius Valerius Maximianus Augustus", (L'empereur Marc Aurèle Valère Maximien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : HERCVLI CONSERVAT// VIXXIT.
Reverse description : Hercule nu debout à droite, la main droite posé sur la hanche, la léonté enroulée autour du bras gauche, et tenant de la main gauche la massue posée sur un rocher.
Reverse translation : "Herculi Conservatori", (À Hercule conservateur).

Commentary


Avec l’intégralité de son argenture superficielle. Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges décorées sous le paludamentum.

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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