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May be an image of 12 people, beard and text that says 'Do you know how the Roman Empire was divided in half? ...how? With a pair of Caesars η'

In honor of the divided empire, here's a follis of Diocletian! Post anything you feel is relevant!

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Diocletian, AD 284-305.
Roman billon follis, 10.80 g, 23.6 mm, 7 h.
Rome, AD 302-305.
Obv: IMP C DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, Laureate head, right.
Rev: SACRA MON VRB AVGG ET CAESS NN, Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae; star in right field, R P in exergue.
Refs: RIC vi, p. 362, 103a; Cohen 434; RCV 12815.
 
 
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A pretty little Diocletian from the Eastern part of the Empire.

Roman Egypt, Alexandria. Diocletian, AD 284-305. Potin Tetradrachm (18mm, 6.67g). Dated year 9 (AD 292/293). Obv: ΔIOKΛHTIANOC CEB; Laureate head right. Rev: Elpis advancing left, holding flower and hem; Δ in exergue, L ENATOV (date) around. Rev: Köln 3262; Dattari 5675; Milne 5086; Emmett 4046. 

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2 hours ago, Roman Collector said:

May be an image of 12 people, beard and text that says 'Do you know how the Roman Empire was divided in half? ...how? With a pair of Caesars η'

In honor of the divided empire, here's a follis of Diocletian! Post anything you feel is relevant!

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Diocletian, AD 284-305.
Roman billon follis, 10.80 g, 23.6 mm, 7 h.
Rome, AD 302-305.
Obv: IMP C DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, Laureate head, right.
Rev: SACRA MON VRB AVGG ET CAESS NN, Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae; star in right field, R P in exergue.
Refs: RIC vi, p. 362, 103a; Cohen 434; RCV 12815.
 
 

It's rare to see an overweight nummus struck on such a small diameter flan 😮!

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Pictured below are a few nummi of Diocletian from my collection ☺️.

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Diocletian, AD 284-305. Trier Mint, 1st Officina. Billon Nummis: 10.59 gm, 28 mm, 12 h. Rare. Ex Freeman & Sear, Mail Bid Sale 14, June 21, 2007.

 

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Diocletian, AD 284-305. London Mint. Billon Nummus: 10.17 gm, 28 mm, 6 h. RIC 28a. Rare. Ex Brian H. Glover Collection.

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Diocletian, AD 284-305. Lyon Mint, 1st Officina. Billon Nummus: 10.12 gm, 27 mm, 12 h. Scarce. Ex Freeman & Sear, Mail Bid Sale 14, June 21, 2007.

 

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