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Argenteus with bust of Diocletian

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Diocletian to right. DIOCLETI ANVSAVG Reverse: Four princes sacrificing over tripod before arch in six-turreted enclosure. VICTORIAE SARMATICAE in ex.: SMNG

Provenance

Said to be from the Lawrence Collection; by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; 1998 year-end gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 295

Mint

Nicomedia

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 2.94 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

1998.607

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins