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brm_550554 - MAXIMIANUS HERCULIUS Aurelianus

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Type : Aurelianus
Date: 292
Mint name / Town : Ticinum
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,48 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire idéalement centré avec le grènetis complet au droit. Joli buste, bien détaillé. Métal légèrement piqué au revers. Patine marron
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Obverse legend : IMP C M 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 Cæsar Marcus Valerius Maximianus Augustus”, (L'empereur césar Marc Valère Maximien auguste).


Reverse legend : HERCVLI CONSERVAT/ B|-// XXIT.
Reverse description : Hercule nu debout à gauche, une branche d’olivier dans la main droite, la léonté enroulée autour du bras gauche, et tenant de la main gauche la massue.
Reverse translation : “Herculi Conservatori”, (À Hercule conservateur).

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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