Follis with bust of Diocletian

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 308–310


Mint: Antioch

Dimensions

Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 9.18 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1998.509

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, mantled bust of Diocletian right, holding olive branch and mappa.
DNDIOCLETIANOFELICISSIMOSENAVG
Reverse: Providentia extending hand to Quies who leans on scepter at right.
Between: B
PROVIDENTIADEORVMQVIESAVGG in ex.: ANT:

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III