Follis with bust of Diocletian

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 296


Mint: Siscia

Dimensions

Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 10.65 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.223

Medium or Technique

Bronze (silvered)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Diocletian to right.
IMPDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG
Reverse: Genius standing, cornucopia in left hand, patera in right.
In right field: A in exergue: a star and SIS
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