Follis with bust of Diocletian

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 297


Mint: Antioch

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 11.34 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.268

Medium or Technique

Bronze (silvered)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Diocletian to right.
IMPCDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG
Reverse: Genius standing, patera in right hand, cornucopia in left; crescent in right field.
In exergue: ANT
GENIOPOPV L IROMANI

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