Follis with bust of Diocletian

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 296–297


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 11.24 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.240

Medium or Technique

Bronze (silvered)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Diocletian to right.
IMPCDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG
Reverse: Genius standing, cornucopia in left hand, patera in right.
In left field: R in exergue, Greek letter delta.
GENIOPOP VLIROMANI

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