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E-auction 151-89580 - brm_174003 - MAXIMIANUS HERCULIUS Aurelianus

MAXIMIANUS HERCULIUS Aurelianus AU
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Estimate : 95 €
Price : 22 €
Maximum bid : 24 €
End of the sale : 07 March 2016 14:21:00
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Aurelianus
Date: printemps 290-291
Date: 290-291
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,44 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan petit flan bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait. Frappe molle au revers. Patine gris métallique avec des reflets marron glacé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la trouvaille n° 1

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP MAXIMIANVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste consulaire radié de Maximien Hercule à gauche, tenant le scipio de la main droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (H2).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Maximianus Augustus”, (L'empereur Maximien auguste).

Reverse


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

Commentary


Poids lourd. 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.

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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