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E-auction 352-265274 - MAXIMIANUS HERCULIUS Follis ou nummus

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Estimate : 90 €
Price : 26 €
Maximum bid : 37 €
End of the sale : 13 January 2020 14:19:00
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: Avril
Date: 307
Mint name / Town : Londres
Metal : copper
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 7,48 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large parfaitement centré des deux côtés à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine marron granuleuse
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Obverse legend : D N MAXIMIANO P F S AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Maximien à droite avec pan de paludamentum, vu de trois quarts en avant (B*01).
Obverse translation : "Domino Nostro Maximiano Pio Felico Seniori Augusto", (À notre seigneur Maximien pieux et heureux auguste senior) .


Reverse legend : GENIO - POP ROM// PLN.
Reverse description : Genius (le Génie) coiffé du modius, debout à gauche, à demi nu, vêtu de l’himation, 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).


Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Cuirasse lisse ornée de globules. Épaulière cloutée. Ptéryges larges.

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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