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Medallion of two aurei with bust of Diocletian

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Obverse: Bust of Diocletian, right, laureate with imperial cloak, holding olive-branch and rotulus. DNDIOCLETIANOBAEATISSIMOSENAVG Reverse: Jupiter, nude, standing left, cloak hanging in back, holding Victory and scepter; at feet eagle. IOVICON SERVATORI ALE (in exergue) A...

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Provenance

1935, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 4, 1935)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Roman, Imperial Period, 2nd Tetrarchy, A.D. 305–306

Mint

Alexandria, Egypt

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 080.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 10.74 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

35.226

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions