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E-auction 558-491924 - brm_540891 - MAXIMIANUS HERCULIUS Follis ou nummus

MAXIMIANUS HERCULIUS Follis ou nummus AU/AU
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Estimate : 145 €
Price : 45 €
Maximum bid : 83 €
End of the sale : 25 December 2023 14:15:00
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 296-297
Mint name / Town : Ticinum
Metal : billon
Diameter : 28,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 9,68 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête de Maximien Hercule. Joli revers de frappe un peu molle. belle patine grise avec des reflets métalliques dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock d’Elsen en 2006

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C MAXIMIANVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Maximien à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Maximianus Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Maximien pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI/ *|-// ST..
Reverse description : Genius (Le Génie) à demi nu debout à gauche, coiffé du modius, tenant une patère de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Genio Populi Romani”, (Au Génie du Peuple romain).

Commentary


Avec l’intégrlaité de son argenture superficielle. Rubans de type 2.

Historical background


MAXIMIANUS HERCULIUS

(10/12/285-02/310)

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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