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E-auction 554-485627 - brm_540882 - MAXIMIANUS HERCULIUS Follis ou nummus

MAXIMIANUS HERCULIUS Follis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 120 €
Price : 59 €
Maximum bid : 88 €
End of the sale : 27 November 2023 14:16:40
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 295
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : + 30 ‰
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 12,68 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais, bien centré. Belle tête de Maximien Hercule. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Patine gris métallique avec des reflets doré
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP MAXIMIANVS P AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Maximien Hercule à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Maximianus Pius Augustus", (Empereur Maximien Pieux Auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI/ A|-// TR.
Reverse description : Genius (le Génie) debout à gauche, le manteau sur l'épaule gauche, coiffé du modius, tenant une patère de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Genio Populi Romani”, (Au Génie du Peuple Romain).

Commentary


Poids très lourd. Avec l’intégralité de son argenture superficielle. Rubans de type 2 aux extrémités bouletées.

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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