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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Tetrarchy| > |Severus II| > RB89962
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; $75.00










OBVERSE| LEGENDS|

FLVALSEVERVSNOBC
FLVALSEVERVSNOBCAES
IMPCSEVERVSPFAVG
SEVERVSAVG
SEVERVSAVGVSTVS
SEVERVSNOBC
SEVERVSNOBCAES
SEVERVSNOBCAESAR
SEVERVSNOBILISSIMVSCAESAR


REFERENCES|

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Cohen, H. Description historique des monnaies frappées sous l'Empire Romain, Vol. 7: Carausius to Constantine & sons. (Paris, 1888).
Depeyrot, G. Les monnaies d'or de Diocletien à Constantin I (284-337). Moneta 1. (Wetteren, 1995).
Paolucci, R. & A. Zub. La monetazione di Aquileia Romana. (Padova, 2000).
Robinson, A. Roman Imperial Coins in the Hunter Coin Cabinet, University of Glasgow, Vol. V. Diocletian (Reform) to Zeno. (Oxford, 1982).
Sear, D. Roman Coins and Their Values, Vol. IV: The Tetrarchies and the Rise of the House of Constantine...Diocletian To Constantine I, AD 284 - 337. (London, 211).
Sutherland, R. & C. Carson. The Roman Imperial Coinage, Vol VI, From Diocletian's reform to the death of Maximinus. (London, 1967).

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Roman Coins of Severus II