Follis with bust of Galerius, struck under Diocletian and Maximian I Herculius

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 302–303


Mint: Antioch

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 11.90 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

64.270

Medium or Technique

Bronze (silvered)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Galerius to right.
GALVALMAXIMIANVSNOBCAES
Reverse: Genius standing, patera in right hand, cornucopia in left.
GENIOPOPV LIROMANI
In right field: Greek letter delta; in exergue: ANT and star

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