Aureus with bust of Diocletian

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 293–294


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 5.25 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

67.1015

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Diocletian to right.
DIOCLETIA NVSPFAVG
Reverse: Jupiter running left, turning head back toward kneeling giant at right. Thunderbolt in Jupiter’s right hand.
IOVIFV LGERATORI in ex.: PR

Provenance

By date unknown: Hall Park McCullough Collection; by 1967: with Stack's, 123 West 57th Street, New York (Stack's auction of Hall Park McCullough Collection, November 22, 1967, lot 927); purchased on behalf of MFA at Stack's auction by Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen AG, December 13, 1967

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour