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brm_249560 - MAXIMIANUS HERCULIUS Aurelianus

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Type : Aurelianus
Date: printemps 290-291
Date: 290-291
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,98 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Flan large et bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Beau portrait consulaire de Maximien. Revers bien venu à la frappe avec une légère usure sur le drapé de la Santé. Magnifique patine marron foncé
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Obverse legend : IMP MAXIMIANVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié consulaire de Maximien Hercule à gauche, vu de trois quarts en avant (H).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Maximianus Augustus”, (L'empereur Maximien auguste).


Reverse legend : SALVS - AVGG/ -|-// C.
Reverse description : Salus (la Santé) debout à droite, tenant une patère de la main droite et nourrissant un serpent de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Salus Augustorum”, (La Santé des augustes).


Avec l’intégralité de son argenture superficielle. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Manteau consulaire richement décoré avec la toga picta et la toga palmata. C’est le sixième exemplaire photographié. Prendra le numéro 414f dans le Supplément III du Bastien.

Historical background



Auguste I

Maximian was born in Sirmium around 250. He has "a low forehead, a wrinkled face, a trumpet nose, a thick chin and neck, a shaggy beard" according to "The Roman Emperors", op. cit., p. 119. This description does not look so much like the portraits of the argentei, which are stereotyped and not necessarily recognizable. He is chosen by Diocletian to assist him. He was first Caesar, then Augustus from April 286, and it was the foundation of the Diarchy. Maximien settles in Trèves and must fight against the barbarian invasions and the usurpation of Carausius in Brittany. In 293, when the Tetrarchy was created, he was assisted by Constantius Chlorus. Diocletian forces Maximian to abdicate on May 1, 305. He resents retirement and goes to support his son Maxentius when he seizes Rome on October 28, 306. He resumes service as august in 307 and helps Constantine to whom he gives his daughter Fausta in marriage. Maximian is forced to abdicate at the conference of Carnuntum, November 11, 308. One last time, he resumes the purple at the beginning of 310 in Marseilles before committing suicide or being assassinated.

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