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Severus II, 25 July 306 - Summer 307 A.D.
On 1 May 305, Emperor Diocletian, at age 60 and after a reign of nearly 21 years during which the last vestiges of republican government disappeared, abdicated and retired to his palace at Salona (modern Split) on the Adriatic coast. The capital of the Western Empire was moved from Rome to Milan. Constantius Chlorus requested leave for his son Constantine I who remained at Galerius' court in Nicomedia, as a virtual hostage.
RB89962. Billon 1/4 follis, RIC VI Siscia 170a (R), SRCV IV 14645, Cohen VII 32, Hunter -, VF, well centered, light corrosion and minor pitting, edge crack, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, weight 2.237g, maximum diameter 18.3mm, die axis 0o
, as caesar, 1 May 305 - 25 Jul 306 A.D.; obverse FL VAL SEVERVS NOB C, laureate head right; reverse GENIO POPVLI ROMANI (to the guardian spirit of the Roman People), Genius standing left, nude but for cloak over shoulder and modius on head, patera in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, SIS in exergue; scarce
Catalog current as of Tuesday, August 20, 2019.
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