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E-auction 392-304928 - MAXIMIANUS HERCULIUS Pseudo ou néo-aurelianus

MAXIMIANUS HERCULIUS Pseudo ou néo-aurelianus F
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Estimate : 10 €
Price : 10 €
Maximum bid : 10 €
End of the sale : 19 October 2020 14:06:00
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Pseudo ou néo-aurelianus
Date: 296-297
Mint name / Town : Alexandria
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,76 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire à l’usure très importante, identifiable. Sans patine
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C M A MAXIMIANVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Maximien Hercule à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Marcus Aurelius Maximianus Pius Felix Augustus”, (L'empereur césar Marc Aurèle Maximien pieux et heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : CONCORDIA MI-LITVM/ A// ALE.
Reverse description : L'empereur et Jupiter debout face à face ; Maximien Hercule est debout à gauche tourné à droite, tenant un sceptre court de la main gauche et recevant un globe nicéphore de Jupiter, nu debout à droite tourné à gauche, tenant un sceptre de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Concordia Militum”, (La Concorde des soldats).

Commentary


Poids léger.

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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