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Aureus with bust of Diocletian

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Diocletian to right. DIOCLETIA NVSPFAVG Reverse: Jupiter running left, turning head back toward kneeling giant at right. Thunderbolt in Jupiter's right hand. IOVIFV LGERATORI in ex.: PR


By date unknown: Hall Park McCullough Collection; by 1967: with Stack's, 123 West 57th Street, New York (Stack's auction of Hall Park McCullough Collection, November 22, 1967, lot 927); purchased on behalf of MFA at Stack's auction by Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen AG, December 13, 1967

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 293–294




Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 5.25 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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