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Diocletian, 20 November 284 - 1 May 305 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt
On 1 March 293, Diocletian and Maximian appointed Constantius Chlorus and Galerius as Caesars. This is considered the beginning of the Tetrarchy, known as the Quattuor Principes Mundi ("Four Rulers of the World"). The four Tetrarchs established their capitals close to the Roman frontiers:
- Nicomedia (northwestern Asia Minor) became capital for Diocletian
- Mediolanum (Milan, near the Alps) became the capital for Maximian
- Augusta Treverorum (Trier, in Germany) became the capital for Constantius Chlorus
- Sirmium (Serbia, on the Danube border) became the capital for Galerius
RP89901. Billon tetradrachm, Dattari 5787; Geissen 3264; BMC Alexandria p. 327, 2541; Milne 5065; Curtis 2034; Kampmann 119.84; Emmett 4084.9 (R2), Choice gVF, well centered, dark toning, obverse legend a bit blundered, Alexandria mint, weight 8.228g, maximum diameter 19.7mm, die axis 0o
, 29 Aug 292 - 28 Aug 293 A.D.; obverse ∆IOKΛHTIANOC CEB, laureate and cuirassed bust right, from the front; reverse ENA/TOY / L (year 9) in three lines within a wreath, A in exergue; $120.00
Catalog current as of Thursday, August 22, 2019.
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