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brm_548621 - MAXIMIANUS HERCULIUS Aurelianus

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Price : 120.00 €
Type : Aurelianus
Date: printemps 290-291
Date: 290-291
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 4,13 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Une partie de l’argenture superficielle est encore visible au revers qui présente une jolie Paix. Beau buste à l’usure régulière. Patine marron
Catalogue references :
B.377 pl. XXVIII (7 ex.) - RIC.399  - C.440  - B. supp1/-  - B. supp 2/377 pl. XX (5 ex.) - ROME 1/-  - Compas-


Obverse legend : IMP MAXIMIANVS P AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié consulaire de Maximien Hercule à gauche, vu de trois quarts en avant (H).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Maximianus Pius Augustus”, (L'empereur Maximien pieux auguste).


Reverse legend : PAX - A-VGG/ -|-// B.
Reverse description : Pax (la Paix) debout à gauche, tenant un globe nicéphore de la main droite et un long sceptre transversal de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pax Augustorum”, (La Paix des augustes).


Avec une partie de son argenture. Rubans de type 3 avec extrémités bouletées. Manteau consulaire richement décoré avec la toga picta et la toga palmata.

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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