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bpv_540720 - MAXIMIANUS HERCULIUS Tétradrachme

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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 8
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : billon
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 5,28 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan irrégulier et épais bien centré à l’usure régulière. Beau prtrait de Maximien taillé à la serpe. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Patine marron foncé
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Obverse description : Buste lauré,drapé et cuirassé de Maximien à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse legend : MAXIMI-ANOS SEB, (Macimianos Sebastos).
Obverse translation : (Maximien auguste).


Reverse legend : LH.
Reverse description : Tyché/ Fortuna (la Fortune) coiffée du modius, drapée debout à gauche, tenant un gouvernail de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : (an 8).


Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges invisibles sous le paludamentum.

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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