Aureus with head of Diocletian

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 299–302


Mint: Antioch

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 5.30 gm.

Accession Number

59.494

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Diocletian, laureate, right.
DIOCLETIA NVSAVGVSTVS
Reverse: Emperor standing left, togate, wearing baldric over left shoulder; holding globe in right hand, scepter in left downward. In field left, dot.
CONSVL VIIPPPROCOS
SMA(reversed sigma) star (in exergue)

Provenance

From a hoard with a Mediterranean origin, including MFA 59.494-59.512 (published in the Illustrated London News, November 14, 1959); 1959: with Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1; purchased by MFA from Spink & Son, Ltd., September 17, 1959, for £ 18,000/-/- (this is the total price for 59.494-59.512)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour