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E-auction 389-301531 - MAXIMIANUS HERCULIUS Aurelianus

MAXIMIANUS HERCULIUS Aurelianus XF/VF
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Estimate : 35 €
Price : 8 €
Maximum bid : 8 €
End of the sale : 28 September 2020 14:18:30
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Aurelianus
Date: 293
Mint name / Town : Cyzicus
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,97 g.
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré à l’usure régulière, plus marquée au revers. Patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C M A MAXIMIANVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Maximien Hercule à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A2).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Marcus Aurelius Maximianus Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Maximien auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : CONCORDIA MI-LITVM/ (DELTA)// XXI.
Reverse description : Maximien et Jupiter debout face à face ; Maximien est debout à gauche tourné à droite, vêtu militairement ; Jupiter est debout à droite, tourné à gauche et il tend une victoriola à l’empereur.
Reverse translation : “Concordia Militum”, (La Concorde des soldats).

Commentary


Rubans de types 3 aux extrémités bouletées.

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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