Follis with bust of Diocletian

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 300–303


Mint: Ticinum

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 11.91 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

64.191

Medium or Technique

Bronze (silvered)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Diocletian, laureate, right.
IMPCDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG
Reverse: Moneta standing, holding scales in right hand and cornucopia in left.
SACRAMONETAVGGETCAESSNOSTR in exergue: ST.

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