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Valeria Galeria


Portrait of Galeria Valeria in the Small Arch of Galerius. Archaeological Museum, Thessaloniki (Greece). Photo Marco Prins.
Portrait of Galeria Valeria in the Small Arch of Galerius (Archaeological Museum, Thessaloniki)
Valeria Galeria (c.280-314): name of a Roman empress, wife of Galerius.

Life

  • c.280 Born as daughter of Diocletian and Prisca (?)
  • June 293: Married to Galerius
    • She adopts Candidianus, Galerius' son from an earlier marriage
    • Candidianus marries to a daughter of Maximinus Daia
  • November 309: Proclaimed Augusta
  • May 311: Death of Galerius
  • Valeria, trying to escape Licinius, flees to Maximinus Daia
  • Maximinus Daia sends her into exile to Syria
  • Summer 313: Death of Maximinus Daia
  • End 314: After fifteen months, Galeria is rounded up by Licinius' soldiers and killed

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