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Follis with bust of Diocletian

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Obverse: Bust of Diocletian, laureate, cuirassed, left, with spear or scepter in right hand, shield on left shoulder. IMPCDIOCLETIANVSAVG Reverse: Genius standing, patera in right hand, cornucopia in left. At left, altar. GENIOPOP VLIROMANI B (right in field) PLC (in exergue)


By 1963: from a hoard of Tetrarch coins with Patriciades in Athens, Greece (said to have been found near Salonika); 64.175-64.276 were purchased in 1963 from Patriciades by Cornelius C. Vermeule III on behalf of MFA with funds approved in advance by the Trustees; accessioned by MFA, March 11, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 301–303




Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 6.95 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bronze (silvered)


The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins