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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Tetrarchy| > |Diocletian| > RT97854
Diocletian, 20 November 284 - 1 May 305 A.D.
|Diocletian|, |Diocletian,| |20| |November| |284| |-| |1| |May| |305| |A.D.|, In late summer 285, Diocletian defended the Danube against Sarmatian raids. He transferred his capital to Nicomedia (in Turkey).
RT97854. Billon antoninianus, RIC V-2 325, Cohen VI 280, SRCV IV 12671, Hunter IV 71 var. (9th officina), aVF, dark brown patina with highlighting red earthen deposits, nearly centered, 3rd officina, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, weight 3.895g, maximum diameter 21.1mm, die axis 0o, 285 A.D.; obverse IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG (to Jove the protector of the two Emperors), Emperor (on left) and Jupiter standing confronted, Emperor holding short scepter (or parazonium?), Jupiter presenting Victory on a globe offering wreath in right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, crescent over Γ in low center, XXI in exergue; from a Norwegian collection; $45.00




  







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