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  1. ancient times

    ancient times Legatus Legionis

    Diocletian, AE Follis. 298-299 AD. Thessalonica. IMP CC VAL DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG, laureate head right / GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI, Genius standing left, modius on head, naked except for chlamys over left shoulder (falls low), holding patera from which liquid flows, and cornucopiae. Mintmark TSA. RIC VI Thessalonica 19. 26mm
    9.0 grams
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    Roman military bronze Phalera, 1rst to 3rd century, 54mm, worn on breastplate of roman soldiers who had been awarded it as a kind of medal, also found in gold and silver
    Thanks for looking
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  3. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish) Supporter

    Nice coin and cool artifact. I love Diocletian and his coinage. Here are a few of my favorites.

    Historic Collections Thread: Dr. Walter Neussel Collection
    Roman Empire
    Diocletian, AD 284-350
    AE Antoninianus, Rome mint, 6th officina, struck AD 285-286
    Dia.: 24.73 mm
    Wt.: 3.55 g
    Obv.: IMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG. Diocletian radiate bust right.
    Rev.: IOVI CONSER-VAT AVG. Jupiter standing holding thunder bolt and scepter. XXIZ below.
    Ref.: RIC V:II 161
    Ex Dr. Walter Neussel Collection; Auktion GM 92, Lot 365 (Nov. 1998); Dr. Busseo Peus Nachf. Auktion 420, Lot 6051 (Nov. 2017)

    Roman Empire
    Diocletian (AD 284-305)
    AR Argenteus, Ticinum mint, struck ca. AD 294
    Dia.: 20 mm
    Wt.: 2.92 g
    Obv.: DIOCLETI-ANVS AVG; Laureate bust right
    Rev.: VIRTVS MILITVM; Tetrarchs sacrificing in front of fort with 6 turrents
    Ref.: RIC VI 14a, R3

    Diocletian: Two Interesting Coins and a Legacy of Reform
    Roman Empire
    Diocletian, AD 284-305
    AE Follis, Ticinum mint, struck AD 296-297
    Dia.: 31 mm
    Wt.: 8.63 g
    Obv.: IMP C DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG. Laureate head of Diocletian right
    Rev.: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI. Genius wearing mural crown holding patera and cornucopia
    Ref.: RIC VI 33

    Diocletian: One of the Earliest Post Reform Coins from Lugdunum
    Roman Empire
    Diocletian, AD 284-305
    AE Follis, Lugdunum Mint, 1st officina, struck ca. AD 295
    Dia.: 28 mm
    Wt.: 8.5 g
    Obv.: IMP C DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG; Laureate bust right
    Rev.: GENIO POP-VLI ROMANI: Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopia /LA in exergue
    Ref.: RIC VI 2a, Lugdunum Group I, Class II
    Ex Jamesicus Collection
  4. ancient times

    ancient times Legatus Legionis

    real nice!
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  5. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE

    Very cool Medal and coin. Nice captures. Curious as to for what the medal was awarded.

    RI Diocletian 284-305 CE AE Folles VOT XX.jpg
    RI Diocletian 284-305 CE AE Folles VOT XX
  6. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Well-Known Member

    Here are a few of my Diocletian folli :D.
    1. Lyon Mint, 10.12 gm
    2. Aquilea Mint, 10.09 gm
    3 Trier Mint, 10.61 gm

    Diocletian, Lyon Mint, 10.12 gm..jpg Diocletian, Aquilea Mint, 10.09 gm..jpg r7246b_lrg.jpg
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  7. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Well-Known Member

    Curtis, That's lovely toning & iridescence on the Argenteus :D.
  8. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    I have a dozen or so Diocletian coins -- most of which I haven't bothered to photograph -- but this Alexandrian one is my favorite:

    Diocletian, AD 284-305.
    Roman billon tetradrachm, 19.2 mm, 7.24 g, 12 h.
    Egypt, Alexandria, AD 285-6.
    Obv: Α Κ Γ ΟVΑΛ ΔΙΟΚΛΗΤΙΑΝΟC CЄΒ, laureate and cuirassed bust, right.
    Rev: Athena seated left, holding Nike and resting on scepter, shield at side; L B (= regnal year 2) in field.
    Refs: Dattari 5638; BMCG 2485; Milne 4765; Cologne 3211; RCV 12856.
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