Coin Catalogue

Diocletian 284 – 305 A.D.

Originally Diokles, a greek name, Diocletian gained the Latinized form of his name shortly before masterminding a revolt against Carinus. When Carinus received news of this insolence he set out at once with a large army to confront him. The two sides met in a prolonged and bloody match the results of which were finally turning against Diocletian. Seeing that all was lost he prepared to flee with what was left of his army when the most amazing thing happened. It seems Carinus had seduced the wife of one of his bodyguards who, for whatever possible reason, chose during the waning moments of the battle to avenge this affront by murdering his master.

Diocletian was then hailed as emperor by the same army that almost defeated him and he marched towards Rome as victor. Soon after his arrival he named his friend Maximian as co-emperor giving him rule over the western half of the empire. Both would then select subordinates who were not relatives of their own to help in the task and secure a line of succession unlike a blood dynasty. Diocletian’s vision of this governmental scheme became known as the Tetrarchy and the first cycle of which was completed, as far as he was concerned, when he abdicated in 305 and demanded Maximian do likewise to leave their subordinates to rule.

Modern historians with the gift of hindsight pinpoint Diocletian’s choice of reforming the army as the key culprit of the empire’s downfall almost 200 years later. He figured that rather than have weak concentrations of army outposts scattered over the length of the empire’s borders it would be better to have a centralized large force which could respond quickly in the event of a military crisis. While the theory may have been sound in principle he never foresaw the obstacles that led to the successful deployment and logistical problems that this method required and, thus, over time Romans became increasingly susceptible to barbarian attacks.

Diocletian died an old, forgotten and heartbroken man in his retirement palace in what is now Croatia. In the end he was vilified for shattering the economy, wreaking political chaos in Rome and resorting to the now somewhat anachronistic practice of persecuting Christians. Finally, he had to witness in his own lifetime the utter failure of his power sharing format when the Tetrarchy disintegrated into the Constantinian dynasty.



AU Medallion


RIC 1, C 50 2-1/2 Aurei Medallion Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: CONSVLVIPPPROCOS Exe: SMA – Diocletian standing facing, head left, holding globe and baton in left. 296 (Antioch). $95,057 12/5/02.



RIC 27 Five Aurei Medallion Obv: DIOCLETIANVSPFAVGCOSVIII – Laureate bust left, wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle with scepter atop.
Rev: FELICITASTEMPORVM Exe: TR – Diocletian and Maximian standing, facing each other, each sacrificing over altar in center; Felicitas between them, holding caduceus and cornucopia. 303 (Trier).




AU Aureus


RIC 2, Depeyrot 1/1, C 313 Aureus Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate and draped bust right.
Rev: MARSVICTOR – Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy. 285-286 (Lugdunum).



RIC 5 Aureus Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVG – Victory standing left, holding wreath and branch. 285-286 (Lugdunum).



RIC 5a (Nicomedia), Depeyrot 2/4, C 251 Aureus Obv: DIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate, draped and cuirsassed bust right.
Rev: IOVICONSERVATORI Exe: SMN – Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter. c.294 (Nicomedia). $3,100 5/22/02.



RIC 11a, Depeyrot 7/1, C 549 Aureus Obv: DIOCLETIANVSAVGVSTVS – Laureate head right.
Rev: No legend Exe: SMT – Wreath, XX/DIOCL/ETIAN/IAVG within. 303-304 (Ticinum). $3,000 1/13/03.



RIC 22, Calico 4539, C 303 Aureus Obv: DIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: IOVIVICTORI Exe: T – Jupiter standing right, aiming thunderbolt and holding eagle. c.294 (Trier).



RIC 75, Calico 4558 Aureus Obv: DIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: No legend Exe: TR – Wreath, PRIMI/XX/IOVI/AVG/COSVIII within. c.303 (Trier).



RIC 133, Depeyrot 2b/1, C 27 Aureus Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Radiate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVICONSERVATAVG – Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter. 286 (Rome).



RIC 134, Depeyrot 2c/1 Aureus Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVICONSERVATAVGG – Nude Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter. $9,000 1/16/02.



RIC 142a, Depeyrot 5B/2, C 266 Aureus Obv: DIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVICONSERVATORI Exe: R – Jupiter seated left, holding thunderbolt and scepter; at his feet, eagle holding wreath in her beak. c.287 (Rome).



RIC 146, Depeyrot 6/8, C 285 Aureus Obv: DIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: IOVIFVLGERATORI Exe: R – Jupiter standing left, head turned back, hurling thunderbolt at kneeling Titan. c.289-290 (Rome).



RIC 285, Depeyrot 11/2 Aureus Obv: DIOCLETIANVSAVGVSTVS – Laureate head right.
Rev: CONSVLIIIIPPPROCOS – Emperor in toga standing left, holding globe. 291 (Cyzicus). $5,888 2/18/02.



RIC 288, Depeyrot 9/1, C 55 Aureus Obv: DIOCLETIANVSAVGVSTVS – Laureate head right.
Rev: COSIIII – Emperor riding right, raising hand. c.290-292 (Cyzicus).



RIC 293 Aureus Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSAVG – Laureate, draped and cuirsassed bust right.
Rev: IOVICONSERVATORI Exe: SC – Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and long scepter.



RIC 294, Depeyrot 5/5, Calico 4449, C 58 Aureus Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSAVG – Laureate, draped and cuirsassed bust right.
Rev: FATISVICTRICIBVS Exe: SC – The Three Fates standing, facing, each holding a rudder and cornucopia. 286-287 (Cyzicus).



RIC 294v, C 283 Aureus Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSAVG – Laureate, draped and cuirsassed bust right.
Rev: FATISVICTRICIBVS Exe: /SC – The Three Fates standing, facing, each holding a rudder and cornucopia. $2,000 9/19/01.



RIC 295, Depeyrot 2/2 Aureus Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate, draped and cuirsassed bust right.
Rev: IOVICONSERVATORI Exe: SC – Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe and scepter. 291 (Cyzicus). $3,411 2/18/02.



RIC 304d Aureus Obv: IMPCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVSAVG – Mars standing left, holding spear and shield. 284 (Cyzicus).



RIC 309, Depeyrot 8/1, C 49 Aureus Obv: DIOCLETIANVSAVGVSTVS – Laureate head right.
Rev: CONSVLVPPPROCOS Exe: SMA – Diocletian standing facing, head left, holding globe and baton in left. c.293-295 (Antioch).



RIC 314 Aureus Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate, draped and cuirsassed bust right.
Rev: FATISVICTRICIBVS Exe: SMA – the Three Fates standing facing shaking hands, the figures on the left and right facing the central figure. $6,250 1/16/02.



RIC 316, Depeyrot 1/1, C 272 Aureus Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVICONSERVATORIAVG Exe: SMA – Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter in left; O to lower left. [The O by Jupiter’s feet is actually the Greek Omicron which stood for 70, as in 70 Aurei to the Roman pound]. c.284-286 (Antioch).



RIC 349, Depeyrot 1/7 Aureus Obv: IMPCDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate, cuirsassed bust right.
Rev: MARTIPACIFERO – Mars advancing left, holding branch and spear. $3,200 9/19/01.



Unlisted Aureus Obv: DIOCLETIANVSAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: HERCVLIVICTORI Exe: TR – Hercules standing left, holding Victory, lion-skin, and club. 302 (Treveri).




AU Quinarius


RIC 153, C 235, Depeyrot 2E/1 Quinarius Obv: IMPDIOCLETIANVSAVG – Laureate and draped bust right.
Rev: IOVICONSERVATAVGG – Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter. c.290-294 (Rome).




AR Argenteus


RIC 1a Argenteus Obv: DIOCLETIANVSAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: VIRTVSMILITVM Exe: /•SM•SD• – Camp gate with three turrets. 303-305 (Serdica).



RIC 10a Argenteus Obv: DIOCLETIANVSAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: VICTORIASARMAT Exe: H – The tetrarchs sacrificing over an altar before a camp gate of six turrets. c.295 (Heraclea).



RIC 10a Argenteus Obv: DIOCLETIANVSAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: VIRTVSMILITVM Exe: ALE – Camp gate with three turrets. (Alexandria).



RIC 12a Argenteus Obv: DIOCLETIANVSAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: VICTORIAESARMAT – Tetrarchs sacrificing in front of camp gate. c.294 (Ticinum). $400 9/24/03.



RIC 16a, Jelocnik 25 Argenteus Obv: DIOCLETIANVSAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: VICTORIAESARMAT – Tetrarchs sacrificing in front of camp gate. c.294 (Ticinum).



RIC 25a, C 492b Argenteus Obv: DIOCLETIANVSAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: VICTORIAESARMATICAE Exe: SMN – Camp gate with four turrets, star above. 295-296 (Nicomedia). $425 5/19/04.



RIC 27a, Jelocnik 40a Argenteus Obv: DIOCLETIANVSAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: VIRTVSMILITVM – Four tetrarchs sacrificing before camp with six turrets.



RIC 31a, C 488f Argenteus Obv: DIOCLETIANVSAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: VICTORIASARMAT Exe: R – Four tetrarchs sacrificing before camp with six turrets. c.294 (Rome).



RIC 32a, C 516 Argenteus Obv: DIOCLETIANVSAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: VIRTVSMILITVM Exe: R – The four tetrarchs sacrificing over tripod before camp gate with eight turrets. c.294 (Rome). $117 2/4/04.



RIC 33a Argenteus Obv: DIOCLETIANVSAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: PROVIDENTIAAVGG – The four tetrarchs sacrificing over tripod before camp gate with eight turrets.



RIC 43a Argenteus Obv: DIOCLETIANVSAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: VIRTVSMILITVM – Four tetrarchs sacrificing before camp gate with eight turrets.




AE Medallion


Unlisted Bronze Medallion Obv: DIOCLETIANVSAVGETCONSTANTIVSNOBC – Confronted, radiate busts of Diocletian and Constantius I.
Rev: VIRTVSEXERCITIMPERROMANI Exe: TR – Mars advancing right holding spear and shield while dragging captive right. $9,971 11/20/00.




AE Antoninianus


RIC 5v (V) Antoninianus Obv: IMPCDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Radiate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PAXAVGGG Exe: S/P/MLXXI – Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter. (Londinium). $430 4/1/01.



RIC 13 (V), S 3510 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: CONCORDIAMILITVM Exe: H – Jupiter standing left, presents Victory on a globe to Maximianus opposite. 295-297 (Heraclea).



RIC 15a (V) Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: CONCORDIAMILITVM – Jupiter presents Victory on a globe to Diocletian. (Cyzicus). $12 7/13/02.



RIC 33 (V), C 71 Antoninianus Obv: IMPDIOCLETIANVSPAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVIAVGG – Jupiter holding Victory on a globe and scepter. 292-293 (Lugdunum).



RIC 53 (V) Antoninianus Obv: IMPCDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVITVTATORIAVGG – Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe and scepter, eagle at foot in front. 289 (Rome).



RIC 89f (V), C 441 Antoninianus Obv: IMPDIOCLETIANVSAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SALVSAVGG – Salus standing right feeding snake held in arms with a patera. 291 (Lugdunum). $16 3/1/03.



RIC 161a (V), C 214 Antoninianus Obv: IMPDIOCLETIANVSAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: IOVICONSERVATAVG – Jupiter standing left, holding a thunderbolt and scepter.



RIC 162a (V), C 228 Antoninianus Obv: IMPDIOCLETIANVSAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: IOVICONSERVATAVGG – Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter. 285-286 (Rome). $12 1/3/03.



RIC 165 (V), C 244 Antoninianus Obv: IMPDIOCLETIANVSAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: IOVICONSERVATAVGG – Jupiter standing left, holding Victory and scepter, an eagle at feet left. 287 (Rome).



RIC 183 (V) Antoninianus Obv: IMPDIOCLETIANVSAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVG – Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm. 285 (Rome).



RIC 212f (V) Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: HERCVLICONSERVAT – Hercules standing right, holding club and lion skin.



RIC 215 (V) Antoninianus Obv: IMPCVALDIOCLETIANVSAVG – Radiate bust right.
Rev: HERCVLICONSERVAT – Hercules standing right.




RIC 220c (V) Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVICONSERVAT – Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter; Diocletian to lower left.



RIC 220f (V), C 206 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVICONSERVAT – Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter; Diocletian to lower left. $10 7/11/02.



RIC 222 (V), C 201 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVICONSERVAT – Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter. 285 (Ticinum).



RIC 223 (V), C 200 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVICONSERVAT Exe: XXIT – Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter.




RIC 225 (V), C 198 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVICONSERVAT Exe: XXIT – Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter.



RIC 226f (V), C 205 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVICONSERVAT Exe: XXIT – Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter; two standard to right in background and eagle to lower left. 290 (Ticinum).



RIC 232 (V), C 192 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCVALDIOCLETIANVSAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVICONSERVAT – Jupiter standing front, head turned to the right, holding thunderbolt and scepter. 288 (Ticinum).



RIC 262a (V), C 45 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCDIOCLETIANVSAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: CONSERVATORAVGG – Jupiter and Diocletian stand, sacrificing over altar between them.



RIC 263f (V), C 42 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: CONSERVATORAVGG – Jupiter standing left, holding scepter and Diocletian opposite, holding scepter, each holding patera and sacrificing at altar between them. $31 2/14/02.




RIC 264f (V), C 44 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: CONSERVATORAVGG – Jupiter standing left, holding scepter and Diocletian opposite, holding scepter, each holding patera and sacrificing at altar between them. 289-290 (Siscia).



RIC 268 (V) Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: IOVICONSERVATORI – Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter; at feet, left, a tiny eagle. 285-286 (Siscia). $13 4/14/03.



RIC 277a (V), C 477 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGG – Emperors standing facing each other, one holds Victory on a globe and the other a scepter. 292 (Siscia).



RIC 284a (V), C 34 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: CONCORDIAMILITVM – Jupiter presents Victory on a globe to Diocletian. [Per RIC, those issues with an “H” preceding the officina above the exergue were minted in 292, those without in 291]. 291 (Heraclea). $9 9/29/02.



RIC 284c (V), C 34 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: CONCORDIAMILITVM – Jupiter on right and looking left, gives Victory to Diocletian standing opposite from him.



RIC 284c(var.) (V), C 34 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: CONCORDIAMILITVM – Jupiter on right and looking left, gives Victory to Diocletian standing opposite from him. [RIC has no listing for this issue without the XXI in exergue]. 292 (Heraclea). $7 5/10/03.



RIC 306 (V), C 33 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: CONCORDIAMILITVM – Jupiter and Diocletian facing, with Jupiter passing Victory on a globe to Diocletian. 286-293 (Cyzicus).



RIC 322c (V), C 34 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: CONCORDIAMILITVM – Jupiter presents Victory on a globe to Diocletian. 293-295 (Antioch).



RIC 325c (V), C 280 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVICONSERVATORIAVGG – Diocletian standing right, receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter to right, holding scepter. [Reverse misdescribed by RIC]. 285 (Antioch).



RIC 330 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVICONSERVATORIAVG Exe: TR/XXI – Victory advancing right, holding palm, presenting wreath to emperor standing left, holding globe and scepter. 284 (Tripolis).



RIC 379v Antoninianus Obv: IMPDIOCLETIANVSPFELAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: FORTVNAEREDVCIAVGGNN Exe: /TR – Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopia; wheel under chair. [RIC lists for cuirassed bust right]. 300-301 (Treveri).



Unlisted RIC, C 459 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SPESPVBLICA Exe: /XXI – Spes standing left, holding flower and raising skirt. 284 (Siscia).




AE Follis


RIC 1a (VI, Londinium) Follis Obv: IMPCDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: LON – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. c.297 (Londinium). $750 9/24/03.



RIC 3a (VI, Serdica) Follis Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate, draped bust right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: /•SM•SD• – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. 303-305 (Serdica). $13 2/9/03.



RIC 10a (VI, Cyzicus) Follis Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: K – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. 295-296 (Cyzicus).



RIC 11 (VI, Lugdunum) Follis Obv: IMPCDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: PL – Genius standing left, holding patera in right hand, cornucopia in left.



RIC 12a (VI, Cyzicus) Follis Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: K – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. 294 (Heraclea). $26 2/15/03.



RIC 12a(var.) (VI, Heraclea) Follis Obv: IMPCGVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: H – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. 294 (Heraclea).



RIC 15a (VI, Serdica) Follis Obv: DNDIOCLETIANOFELICISSIMOSENAVG – Laureate bust right, in imperial mantle and holding olive branch and mappa.
Rev: PROVIDENTIADEORVMQVIESAVGG Exe: S/F/•SM•SD• – Providentia standing face to face with Quies, left to right; extends hand to Quies. 305-306 (Serdica).



RIC 17a (VI, Heraclea) Follis Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right,
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: HT – Genius of the Roman People standing left, pouring libations from a patera and holding cornucopia. 296-297 (Heraclea).



RIC 19a (VI, Heraclea) Follis Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: HT – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. 297-298 (Heraclea). $16 12/28/02.



RIC 19a (VI, Thessalonica) Follis Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: TS – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.



RIC 21a (VI, Carthago) Follis Obv: IMPCDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: FELIXADVENTAVGGNN Exe: A/PC – Africa standing, facing, holding standard and tusk. c.296 (Karthago).



RIC 21a (VI, Thessalonica), S 3533 Follis Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: •TS• – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. $8 11/14/01.



RIC 22a (VI, Aquileia) Follis Obv: IMPCDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: AQ – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.



RIC 23a (VI, Carthage) Follis Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: FELIXADVENTAVGG Exe: I/PK – Africa standing left, wearing elephant’s skin headdress and holding standard and elephant’s tusk; lion at feet with captured bull. c.297 (Carthago).



RIC 23a (VI, Heraclea) Follis Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: HT – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.



RIC 25a (VI, Aquileia) Follis Obv: IMPDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: AQ – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.



RIC 25a (VI, Thessalonica) Follis Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: /•TS• – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.



RIC 27a (VI, Nicomedia) Follis Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: SMN – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. 294-296 (Nicomedia). $23 2/3/03.



RIC 29a (VI, Aquileia), S 3538 Follis Obv: IMPDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: SACRAMONETAVGGETCAESSNOSTR Exe: AQ – Moneta standing left, holding cornucopia and scales.



RIC 29a (VI, Nicomedia) Follis Obv: IMPCCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: SMN – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.



RIC 33 (VI, Lugdunum), C 171 Follis Obv: IMPDIOCLETIANVSPAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVIAVGG – Jupiter seated left, holding victory on a globe and scepter. (Lugdunum).



RIC 41 (VI, Alexandria), C 173 Follis Obv: IMPCVALDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: IOVICONSAVG Exe: S/ over P/ALE – Jupiter half naked standing left, holding scepter and victory on globe. c.304-305 (Alexandria). $150 5/21/03.



RIC 43a (VI, Ticinum) Follis Obv: IMPCDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: SACRAMONETAVGGETCAESSNOSTR Exe: T• – Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia.



RIC 47a (VI, Ticinum) Follis Obv: IMPCDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: SACRAMONETAVGGETCAESSNOSTR Exe: /T – Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia.



RIC 48a (VI, Antioch) Follis Obv: IMPCDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: over /ANT – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.



RIC 54a (VI, Antioch) Follis Obv: IMPCDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: K/ over V/ANT – Genius standing left, pouring out patera and holding cornucopia. 300-301 (Antioch). $135 7/1/04.



RIC 56a (VI, Antioch) Follis Obv: IMPCDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: /ANT – Genius standing left, pouring out patera and holding cornucopia. 302-303 (Antioch).



RIC 64a (VI, Rome) Follis Obv: IMPCDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. 296-297 (Rome). $20 1/7/02.



RIC 76a (VI, Antioch) Follis Obv: DNDIOCLETIANOBEATISSIMOSENAVG – Laureate bust right, in imperial mantle and holding olive branch and mappa.
Rev: PROVIDENTIADEORVMQVIESAVGG – Providentia standing face to face with Quies, left to right; extends hand to Quies. 305-306 (Antioch).



RIC 77a (VI, London) Follis Obv: DNDIOCLETIANOFELICISSIMOSENAVG – Laureate and mantled bust right, holding branch and mappa.
Rev: PROVIDENTIADEORVMQVIESAVGG – Providentia standing right, extending right hand to Quies standing left, holding branch and leaning on scepter.



RIC 79a (VI, Siscia) Follis Obv: IMPCDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: S/ – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. 294 (Siscia). $24 7/7/02.



RIC 85a (VI) Follis Obv: IMPCDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: /SIS – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. 295 (Siscia). $8 4/1/03.



RIC 90a (VI) Follis Obv: IMPCDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: R/F/ – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. 298-299 (Rome).



RIC 93a (VI, Alexandria) Follis Obv: DNDIOCLETIANOFELICIS – Laureate bust right wearing imperial mantle and holding mappa.
Rev: PROVIDENTIADEORVM Exe: /ALE – Providentia standing right, extending right hand to Quies standing left, holding branch and leaning on scepter. 306-307 (Alexandria).



RIC 94a (VI, Rome) Follis Obv: IMPCDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. 299 (Rome). $6 10/9/02.



RIC 100a (VI) Follis Obv: IMPCDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: SACRAMONVRBAVGGETCAESSNN Exe: (thunderbolt) – Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia. 300-301 (Rome).



RIC 113 (VI, Siscia) Follis Obv: IMPDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI – Genius standing left, holding cornucopia and patera.



RIC 119a (VI, Rome) Follis Obv: DNDIOCLETIANOFELICISSSENAVG – Laureate bust right, wearing imperial mantle and holding branch and mappa.
Rev: PROVIDENTIADEORVMQVIESAVGG – Providentia standing right extending hand to Quies standing opposite who holds a branch and scepter. 305 (Rome). $6 1/12/03.



RIC 136a (VI, Siscia) Follis Obv: IMPDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: SACRAMONETAVGGETCAESSNOSTR Exe: //SIS – Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia.



RIC 175 (VI, Lugdunum) Follis Obv: IMPDIOCLETIANVSAVG – Laureate and draped bust right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: /LG – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia; altar left. 303-305 (Lugdunum).



RIC 144a(var.) (VI, Siscia). Follis Obv: IMPDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: SACRMONETAVGGETCAESSNN Exe: /VI/SIS – Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia. (Siscia).



RIC 191 (VI, Trier). Follis Obv: IMPDIOCLETIANVSAVG – Laureate head left.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: A//TR – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. 296 (Trier).



RIC 282a (VI, Trier) Follis Obv: IMPDIOCLETIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head left.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: /TR – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. c.298-299 (Treveri).



RIC 473a (VI, Trier) Follis Obv: IMPDIOCLETIANVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: MSACRAAVGGETCAESSNN Exe: /TR – Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia.



RIC 505 (VI, Trier). Follis Obv: IMPDIOCLETIANVSPAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: S/F/TR – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. 303 (Trier).



RIC 674v (VI, Trier) Follis Obv: IMPDIOCLETIANVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PROVIDENTIADEORVMQVIESAVGG Exe: S/F/K/TR – Providentia standing right extending hand to Quies standing opposite who holds a branch and scepter. [RIC wrongly attributes this coin to the mint of Trier. The dies were prepared in Trier and copied in Cyzicus, including exergue, and then their “KS” was added. Some time passed before mint personnel noticed the error. RIC 674 has only a “K” above the exergual line].



RIC 676a (VI, Trier) Follis Obv: DNDIOCLETIANOFELICISSIMOSENAVG – Laureate and mantled bust right, holding branch and mappa.
Rev: PROVIDENTIADEORVMQVIESAVGG Exe: S F/TR – Providentia standing right, extending right hand to Quies standing left, holding branch and leaning on scepter.



Unlisted Follis Obv: IMPDIOCLETIANVSPFELAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: FORTVNAEREDVCIAVGGNN Exe: /TR – Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopia; wheel under chair. 300-301 (Treveri) $320 5/19/04.




AE Denarius


RIC 187v Denarius Obv: IMPDIOCLETIANVSAVGG – Laureate, draped bust right.
Rev: IOVICONSERVATAVG – Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter. [RIC lists for obv. legend IMP DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG and rev. legend IOVI CONSERVAT AVG]. 285 (Rome).




AE Quinarius


RIC 193 Quinarius Obv: IMPDIOCLETIANVSAVG – Laureate, draped bust right.
Rev: IOVICONSERVATAVGG – Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter.


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