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brm_540979 - MAXIMIANUS HERCULIUS Follis ou nummus

MAXIMIANUS HERCULIUS Follis ou nummus AU
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 295
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 9,33 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier bien centré avec les grènetis complets. Belle tête de Maximien Hercule. Frappe un peu molle sur la légende au revers. Jolie patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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 heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GENIO POPVLI ROMANI/ -|-// LA.
Reverse description : Genius (Génie) debout à gauche, coiffé du modius, le manteau sur l'épaule gauche, 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


Rubans de type 2. Petit buste avec un portrait très fin. Nous n’avons relevé aucune liaison de coin pertinente.

Historical background


MAXIMIEN HERCULES

(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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