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Medallion with busts of Diocletian and Maximian I Herculius

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Obverse: Half-figure busts of Diocletian and Maximian facing, each laureate, wearing consular toga, and holding eagle-tipped sceptre. DIOCLETIANVS ET MAXIMIANVS AVGG Reverse: Moneta standing, facing, between Jupiter at left, and Hercules at right. Moneta holds balance and cornucopiae, a pile...

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By date unknown: G. Mazzini Collection (M. Ratto, ed., Monete Imperiali Romane, vol. 4, 1957, p. 279, pl. 72); by 1959: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen auction 19, June 5-6, 1959, lot 257); February 11, 1960: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen for $ 550.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 286–305



Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 082.


Diameter: 39 mm. Weight: 36.49 gm. Die Axis: 12

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Medallions