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Follis with bust of Diocletian

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Obverse: Bust of Diocletian, laureate, right. IMPCDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG Reverse: Genius standing, cornucopia in left hand, patera in right. GENIOPOPV LIROMANI At left in field: star in exergue: ST

Provenance

By date unknown: 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, A.D. 296–297

Mint

Ticinum

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 9.68 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.195

Medium or Technique

Bronze (silvered)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins