Follis with bust of Diocletian

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 301–303


Mint: Lugdunum

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 6.95 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.176

Medium or Technique

Bronze (silvered)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Diocletian, laureate, cuirassed, left, with spear or scepter in right hand, shield on left shoulder.
IMPCDIOCLETIANVSAVG
Reverse: Genius standing, patera in right hand, cornucopia in left. At left, altar.
GENIOPOP VLIROMANI
B (right in field) PLC (in exergue)

Provenance

By 1963: from a hoard of Tetrarch coins with Patriciades in Athens, Greece (said to have been found near Salonika); 64.175-64.276 were purchased in 1963 from Patriciades by Cornelius C. Vermeule III on behalf of MFA with funds approved in advance by the Trustees; accessioned by MFA, March 11, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour