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E-auction 342-256681 - MAXIMIANUS HERCULIUS Follis ou nummus

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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 34 €
Maximum bid : 35 €
End of the sale : 04 November 2019 14:27:30
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: été
Date: 307
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 7,20 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré à l’usure régulière. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


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


Reverse legend : CONSERVATO-RES VRB SVAE/ -|-// R*P.
Reverse description : Temple hexastyle de Rome posé sur trois marches avec un fronton triangulaire décoré et festonné, orné d’une couronne ; au centre, une statue de Rome debout à gauche, tenant un globe de la main droite et un sceptre long de la main gauche ; derrière elle, un bouclier.
Reverse translation : "Conservatores Urbis Suæ", (Les Protecteurs de leur ville).


Rubans de type 2. Rare émission du deuxième règne de Maximien Hercule associé à Maxence. Au revers, le fronton triangulaire est vide, surmonté d’acrotères. La base est décorée.

Historical background


(10/12/285-02/310) Marcus Aurelius Valerius Maximianus

Augustus II (04/307-11/11/308)

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 bears little resemblance to the portraits of argentei are stereotyped and not necessarily recognizable. Diocletian chose to assist him, it is first Caesar and august from April 286 and is 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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