Argenteus with bust of Diocletian

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 295


Mint: Nicomedia

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 2.94 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

1998.607

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Diocletian to right.
DIOCLETI ANVSAVG
Reverse: Four princes sacrificing over tripod before arch in six-turreted enclosure.
VICTORIAE SARMATICAE in ex.: SMNG

Provenance

Said to be from the Lawrence Collection; by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; 1998 year-end gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III