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Diocletian, 20 November 284 - 1 May 305 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt
Eirene, or Irene (Greek for peace; the Roman equivalent was Pax), was the personification of peace and wealth, and of the spring season. Most references describe the object in Eirene's right hand as an olive branch but Copenhagen says ears of corn. We believe it might also be either a torch or rhyton, both are objects often held by Eirene.
RX86242. Billon tetradrachm
4925, BMC Alexandria
2495, SNG Cop
3248 var., Curtis
1979 var., SNG Milan
2190 var., Emmett
4045/6 (all var. date arrangement), VF, brown patina
, well centered
and struck obverse
slightly off center, spots of corrosion, edge cracks, Alexandria
6.983g, maximum diameter
19.7mm, die axis
, 29 Aug 289 - 28 Aug 290 A.D.; obverse
A K Γ OYA ∆IOKΛHTIANOC CEB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust
right, from the front; reverse Eirene
standing slightly left, head
left, olive branch in right hand, long transverse scepter
in left hand, LS (year 6) left; $55.00
Catalog current as of Friday, April 19, 2019.
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