Valentinian Posted July 23, 2022 · Member Share Posted July 23, 2022 GENIO POPVLI ROMANI folles (nummi) of the First and Second Tetrarchies are among the most common Roman coins. They have the virtue of large size. This one is of Severus II as Augustus from shortly after the Second Tetrarchy. 28 mm. 10.93 grams. Severus II, Caesar 305-306, Augustus 306-307 (i.e. after Constantius died). RIC VI Cyzicus 27b "c. 307, early" Sear IV 14674. The reverse type was introduced c. 294 in the coin reform of Diocletian. Few were issued after the Second Tetrarchy (defined by the reign of Constantius as Augustus). This is one of them. There is a web site with several pages on the GENIO POPVLI ROMANI type:http://augustuscoins.com/ed/tetrarchy/Diocletianfolles.html Coins of the tetrarchies are introduced here:http://augustuscoins.com/ed/tetrarchy/ I love these hefty coins and wish you would show us some of yours! 18 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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