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Diocletian

 

Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletian as Augustus (284-305)

 

Pre-reform coinage (till 295)

 

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

Antoninianus
285

copper
Ticinum
23 mm.

Obverse
Draped bust in armor 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
IMP(erator) C(aesar) C(aius) VAL(erius) DIOCLETIANVS AVG(ustus)
CONCORDIA MILITVM

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
IMP(erator) C(aesar) C(aius) VAL(erius) DIOCLETIANVS AVG(ustus)
IOVI CONSERVATORI AVG(ustus)G

Antoninianus
293-295

copper
Antioch
21 mm.

Obverse
Draped bust in armor 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
IMP(erator)  DIOCLETIANVS  P(ius) F(elix) AVG(ustus)
SACRA MONET(a) AVG(ustus)G ET CAES(arus)S NOSTR(um)

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