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Roman Imperial Diocletian coins

Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletian as Augustus (284-305)

 

Pre-reform coinage (till 295)

coin Roman Empire Diocletian antoninianus
IMP(erator) C(aesar) C(aius) VAL(erius) DIOCLETIANVS P(ius) F(elix) AVG(ustus)
IOVI CONSERVAT(ori)

Coin value - $30-40

Antoninianus
285

copper
Ticinum
23 mm.

Obverse
Draped bust in radiate and  radiate crown right
Legend: Emperor Caesar Gaius Valerius Diocletianus Pious Happy Augustus
Reverse
Jupiter standing left, holds arrows and scepter
Legend: Jupiter Keeper

  
coin Roman Empire Diocletian antoninianus
IMP(erator) C(aesar) C(aius) VAL(erius) DIOCLETIANVS AVG(ustus)
CONCORDIA MILITVM

Coin value - $30-40

Antoninianus
286-293

copper
Cyzicus
21 mm.

Obverse
Draped bust in radiate crown right
Legend: Emperor Caesar Gaius Valerius Diocletianus Augustus
Reverse
Diocletianus, holding spear, receives Victory on globe from Jupiter, holding scepter
Legend: Concordia of army

  
coin Roman Empire Diocletian antoninianus
IMP(erator) C(aesar) C(aius) VAL(erius) DIOCLETIANVS AVG(ustus)
IOVI CONSERVATORI AVG(ustus) G

Coin value - $10-20

Antoninianus
293-295

copper
Antioch
21 mm.

Obverse
Draped bust in radiate and radiate crown right
Legend: Emperor Caesar Gaius Valerius Diocletianus Augustus
Reverse
Diocletianus, holding spear, receives Victory on globe from Jupiter, holding scepter
Legend: Jupiter Keeper of August

 

 

Reform 295-296

coin Roman Empire Diocletian follis
IMP(erator)  DIOCLETIANVS  P(ius) F(elix) AVG(ustus)
SACRA MONET(a) AVG(ustus) G ET CAES(ares) NOSTR(um)

Coin value - $40-60

Follis
295-305
bronze

Aquileia
27 mm.

Obverse
Bust right in laurel wreath
Legend: Emperor Diocletianus Pious Happy Augustus
Reverse
Moneta standing left, holds scales and cornucopia
Legend: Sacred Moneta Augustus and Caesares Our