Medallion of two aurei with bust of Diocletian

Roman
Imperial Period, 2nd Tetrarchy
A.D. 305–306


Mint: Egypt, Alexandria

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 080.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 10.74 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

35.226

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Bust of Diocletian, right, laureate with imperial cloak, holding olive-branch and rotulus.
DNDIOCLETIANOBAEATISSIMOSENAVG
Reverse: Jupiter, nude, standing left, cloak hanging in back, holding Victory and scepter; at feet eagle.
IOVICON SERVATORI ALE (in exergue) A (right in field)

Provenance

1935, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 4, 1935)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)