Aureus with bust of Diocletian

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 284–286


Mint: Antioch

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 4.61 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

1970.63

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Diocletian, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG
Reverse: Jupiter, laureate and with cloak over shoulders, stands left, thunderbolt in right hand, scepter in left.
IOVICONSERVA TORIAVG
in field left: O in ex.: SMA and star

Provenance

By 1969: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 11, 1970

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour