Coin Catalogue

Galerius 305 – 311 A.D.

Galerius started as an ordinary soldier in the armies of Aurelian and then Probus. By the time he served under Diocletian his military career had culminated with the position of Praetorian Prefect. Under Diocletian’s new scheme for ruling the empire, he named Galerius as one of the Caesars in the new Tetrarchy and assigned him to the eastern half. With Diocletian abdicating soon after, Galerius automatically became Augustus himself.

The rest of his reign would be taken up fighting the power grabbing of Constantius Chlorus who, against the principles of the Tetrarchy, would start a dynasty in his own bloodline as well as dealing with the increasingly troublesome Maxentius who was now leading a revolt from Rome with the aim of eliminating what was left of the Tetrarchy. He died of natural causes before any conclusions were in store for the stalemate.




AU Aureus


RIC 5b (VI, Aquileia), Depeyrot 2/4, C 238 Aureus Obv: MAXIMIANVSCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: No legend Exe: (eagle) – Wreath, VOT/X/CAESS within. c.293-294 (Aquileia).



RIC 6b (VI, Serdica), Depeyrot 1/2 Aureus Obv: IMPMAXIMIANVPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: HERCVLIVICTORI Exe: backwards Σ/•SM•SD• – Hercules standing right, resting hand on club and holding apple with lion’s skin. 305-306 (Serdica).



RIC 9 (VI, Antioch) Aureus Obv: MAXIMIANVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: IOVICONSCAES Exe: •SMA – Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter; eagle to lower left. c.293-295 (Antioch).



RIC 10 (VI, Antioch), Depeyrot 9/5, C 118 Aureus Obv: MAXIMIANVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: IOVICONSCAES Exe: SMA – Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter; eagle to lower left. c.293-295 (Antioch).



RIC 189 (VI, Siscia), Depeyrot 11/1 Aureus Obv: MAXIMIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: IOVICONSERVAT Exe: SIS – Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter; eagle to lower left. $3,650 4/1/01.




AR Argenteus


RIC 4 (VI, Heraclea), C 220d Argenteus Obv: MAXIMIANVSCAESAR – Laureate head right.
Rev: VIRTVSMILITVM Exe: H – The Four Tetrarchs sacrificing over tripod, city gate in background. c.294 (Heraclea. $600 1/16/02.



RIC 8 (VI, Heraclea), C 220e Argenteus Obv: MAXIMIANVSCAESAR – Laureate head right.
Rev: VIRTVSMILITVM Exe: H – The Four Tetrarchs sacrificing over tripod, city gate in background. c.294 (Heraclea). $525 9/24/03.



RIC 17b (VI, Aquileia), C 250b Argenteus Obv: MAXIMIANVSCAESAR – Laureate head right.
Rev: No legend Exe: AQ – Wreath, XCVI within.



RIC 29b (VI, Rome), C 219a Argenteus Obv: MAXIMIANVSCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: VIRTVSMILITVM – The Four Tetrarchs sacrificing over tripod, city gate in background.



RIC 38b (VI, Rome) Argenteus Obv: MAXIMIANVSCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: VICTORIASARMAT Exe: – The Four Tetrarchs sacrificing over tripod, city gate in background. 295-297 (Rome).



RIC 42b (VI, Rome) Argenteus Obv: MAXIMIANVSCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: VIRTVSMILITVM Exe: – The Four Tetrarchs sacrificing over tripod, city gate in background. 295-297 (Rome).



RIC 43b (VI, Antioch), C 225e Argenteus Obv: MAXIMIANVSCAESAR – Laureate head right.
Rev: VIRTVSMILITVM Exe: ANT – City gate with three turrets. $235 2/4/04.



RIC 635 (VI, Treveri) Argenteus Obv: MAXIMIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: VIRTVSMILITVM Exe: TR – City gate with four turrets. 305-306 (Treveri).



Unlisted RIC, C 223 Argenteus Obv: MAXIMIANVSNOBC – Laureate head right.
Rev: VIRTVSMILITVM Exe: TS•• – City gate with three turrets.




AE Medallion


Unlisted RIC, Gnecchi 3 Bronze Medallion Obv: GALVALMAXIMIANVSNOBC – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: MONETAAVGG – The Three Monetae standing, each holding a scale and cornucopia.




AE Antoninianus


RIC 16 (VI, Heraclea) Antoninianus Obv: GALVALMAXIMIANVSNOBCAES – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: CONCORDIAMILITVM Exe: H – Galerius standing right on left, receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter to right, holding scepter. 295-299 (Heraclea).



RIC 19b (VI, Cyzicus) Antoninianus Obv: GALVALMAXIMIANVSNOBCAES – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: CONCORDIAMILITVM Exe: K – Galerius standing right on left, receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter to right, holding scepter. 295-299 (Cyzicus).



RIC 36 (VI, Carthago) Antoninianus Obv: GALVALMAXIMIANVSNOBC – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: No legend – Wreath, VOT/X/FK within. 303 (Carthage).



RIC 719 (V), C 127 Antoninianus Obv: GALVALMAXIMIANVSNOBCAES – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVIETHERCVLICONSCAES Exe: /XXI – Galerius standing right on left, receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter to right, holding scepter. (Antioch). $6 9/20/03.




AE Follis


RIC 4b (Serdica) Follis Obv: GALVALMAXIMIANVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: /•SM•SD• – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.



RIC 9b (Cyzicus) Follis Obv: GALVALMAXIMIANVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOAVGGETCAESARVMNN Exe: K – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. 295-296 (Cyzicus).



RIC 12b (Serdica) Follis Obv: IMPCGALVALMAXIMIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: /SM•SD• – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. 305-306 (Serdica).



RIC 15 (Londinium) Follis Obv: MAXIMIANVSNOBCAES – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. c.300-303 (Londinium).



RIC 18b (Heraclea) Follis Obv: GALVALMAXIMIANVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: HT – Genius standing left, pouring out patera and holding cornucopia. 296-297 (Heraclea).



RIC 20b (Cyzicus) Follis Obv: IMPCGALVALMAXIMIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: K – Genius standing left, pouring out patera and holding cornucopia.



RIC 20b (Heraclea) Follis Obv: GALVALMAXIMIANVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: HT – Genius standing left, pouring out patera and holding cornucopia. 302-303 (Heraclea).



RIC 20b (Thessalonica) Follis Obv: GALVALMAXIMIANVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: TS – Genius standing left, pouring out patera and holding cornucopia. 298-299 (Thessalonica).



RIC 22b (Thessalonica) Follis Obv: GALVALMAXIMIANVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: TS• – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.



RIC 24b (Aquileia) Follis Obv: MAXIMIANVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: AQ – Genius standing left, holding patera and holding cornucopia. c.296 (Aquileia). $3 1/11/03.



RIC 24b (Heraclea) Follis Obv: IMPCGALVALMAXIMIANVSPFAVG – Laureate, draped bust right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: HT – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.



RIC 24b (Thessalonica) Follis Obv: GALVALMAXIMIANVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: /TS – Genius standing left, pouring out patera and holding cornucopia. 302-303 (Thessalonica).



RIC 26b (Thessalonica) Follis Obv: GALVALMAXIMIANVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPVLIROMANI Exe: /•TS• – Genius standing left, pouring out patera and holding cornucopia. 302-303 (Thessalonica). $12 2/17/03.



RIC 27a (Cyzicus) Follis Obv: IMPCGALVALMAXIMIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: /K – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. $11 4/26/02.



RIC 30a (Thessalonica) Follis Obv: GALMAXIMIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOAVGVSTI Exe: //•SM•TS• – Genius standing left, pouring out patera and holding cornucopia. 308-310 (Thessalonica).



RIC 31b (Alexandria) Follis Obv: GALVALMAXIMIANVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: XXI//ALE – Genius standing left, pouring out patera and holding cornucopia. $11 4/30/02.



RIC 32b (Aquileia) Follis Obv: MAXIMIANVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: SACRAMONETAVGGETCAESSNOSTR Exe: AQ – Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia.



RIC 32b (Carthage) Follis Obv: MAXIMIANVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: SALVISAVGGETCAESSFELKART Exe: Δ – Carthago standing left, holding fruits in each hand. $36 4/26/02.



RIC 35 (Serdica) Follis Obv: GALMAXIMIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOAVGVSTI Exe: //SM•SD• – Genius standing left, pouring out patera and holding cornucopia. 305 (Serdica). $1 2/11/03.



RIC 36 (Cyzicus) Follis Obv: IMPCGALVALMAXIMIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: MK – Genius standing left, pouring out patera and holding cornucopia.



RIC 37a (Heraclea) Follis Obv: IMPCGALVALMAXIMIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOIMPERATORIS Exe: •HT• – Genius standing left, pouring out patera and holding cornucopia. 308-309 (Heraclea). $8 12/23/01.



RIC 39 (Cyzicus) Follis Obv: IMPCGALVALMAXIMIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: VIRTVSMILITVM Exe: MK – City gate with four turrets. 308 (Cyzicus).



RIC 40a (Thessalonica) Follis Obv: GALMAXIMINVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOAVGVSTI Exe: //SMTS – Genius standing left, pouring out patera and holding cornucopia.



RIC 42 (Cyzicus) Follis Obv: GALMAXIMIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOAVGVSTI Exe: /MKV – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. $16 1/11/03.



RIC 43 (Alexandria) Follis Obv: GALVALMAXIMIANVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: IOVICONSCAES Exe: S/ over P/ALE – Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe and leaning on a scepter.



RIC 44 (Cyzicus) Follis Obv: GALMAXIMIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOIMPERATORIS Exe: /MKV – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. 309-310 (Heraclea).



RIC 44 (Serdica) Follis Obv: GALMAXIMIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: VIRTVTIEXERCITVS Exe: //•SM•SD• – Virtus advancing right holding spear and trophy. 307-308 (Serdica). $23 4/19/03.



RIC 46b (Ticinum) Follis Obv: MAXIMIANVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: SACRAMONETAVGGETCAESSNOSTR Exe: T• – Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia.



RIC 47 (Cyzicus) Follis Obv: GALMAXIMIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: VIRTVTIEXERCITVS Exe: /MKV – Virtus advancing right, holding spear and trophy. 309-310 (Cyzicus).



RIC 48a (Heraclea) Follis Obv: IMPCGALVALMAXIMIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOIMPERATORIS Exe: /HT – Genius standing left, pouring out patera and holding cornucopia. $21 12/8/01.



RIC 51 (Heraclea) Follis Obv: IMPCGALVALMAXIMIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: VIRTVTIEXERCITI Exe: /HT – Virtus advancing right, holding trophy and spear.



RIC 53 (Cyzicus) Follis Obv: GALMAXIMIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOAVGVSTI Exe: //MKV – Genius standing left, pouring out patera and holding cornucopia. 309-310 (Cyzicus).



RIC 53a (Heraclea) Follis Obv: IMPCGALVALMAXIMIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOIMPERATORIS Exe: /HT – Genius standing left, pouring out patera and holding cornucopia. 310-311 (Heraclea).



RIC 54a (Nicomedia) Follis Obv: IMPCGALVALMAXIMIANVSPFAVG. Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOAVGVSTICM Exe: SMN – Genius standing left, pouring out patera and holding cornucopia. 308-310 (Nicomedia).



RIC 55b (Antioch) Follis Obv: GALVALMAXIMIANVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: K/ over V/ANT – Genius standing left, pouring out patera and holding cornucopia.



RIC 56 (Cyzicus) Follis Obv: GALMAXIMIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOIMPERATORIS Exe: //MKV – Genius standing left, pouring out patera and holding cornucopia.



RIC 59 (Cyzicus) Follis Obv: GALMAXIMIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: VIRTVTIEXERCITVS Exe: //MKV – Mars advancing right, holding a spear, shield and trophy. 309-310 (Cyzicus). $41 1/3/03.



RIC 59b (Antioch) Follis Obv: GALVALMAXIMIANVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: /ANT• – Genius standing left, pouring out patera and holding cornucopia. 304-305 (Antioch).



RIC 59b (VI, Ticinum) Follis Obv: IMPCMAXIMIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: FIDESMILITVM Exe: T – Fides seated left, holding standard in each hand. 306 (Ticinum). $135 7/1/04.



RIC 60b (Aquileia) Follis Obv: IMPMAXIMIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: FIDESMILITVMAVGETCAESSNN Exe: AQ – Fides standing left, holding a standard in each hand. $34 5/2/02.



RIC 65 (Cyzicus) Follis Obv: GALMAXIMIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOAVGVSTI Exe: /(three stacked dots)/MKV – Genius standing left, pouring out patera and holding cornucopia. 311 (Cyzicus).



RIC 72 (Cyzicus) Follis Obv: GALMAXIMIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: VIRTVTIEXERCITVS Exe: /(three stacked dots)/MKV – Virtus advancing right, holding spear and shield with trophy. 311 (Cyzicus).



RIC 81b(var.) (Siscia) Follis Obv: GALVALMAXIMIANVSCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. [RIC lists for obverse legend GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB C].



RIC 90b (Siscia) Follis Obv: MAXIMIANVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: /SIS – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. $31 4/22/02.



RIC 95 (Antioch) Follis Obv: IMPCGALVALMAXIMIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOIMPERATORIS Exe: over C/ANT• – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. $1 5/17/02.



RIC 104b (Rome) Follis Obv: MAXIMIANVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: SACRAMONVRBAVGGETCAESSNN Exe: /R – Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia. 302-303 (Rome).



RIC 107a (Alexandria) Follis Obv: IMPCGALVALMAXIMIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOIMPERATORIS Exe: K/B over /ALE – Genius standing left, pouring out patera and holding cornucopia. 308-310 (Alexandria).



RIC 112 (VI, Antioch) Follis Obv: IMPCGALVALMAXIMIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOIMPERATORIS Exe: O over /ANT – Genius standing left, pouring out patera and holding cornucopia. 309 (Antioch).



RIC 133b (Siscia) Follis Obv: MAXIMIANVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: SACRAMONETAVGGETCAESSNOSTR Exe: /SIS – Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia.



RIC 135b (Siscia) Follis Obv: MAXIMIANVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: SACRAMONETAVGGETCAESSNOSTR Exe: /A/SIS – Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia. $50 2/17/02.



RIC 180b (VI, Lugdunum) Follis Obv: MAXIMIANVSNOBCAES – Laureate, cuirassed bust left.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: /LG – Genius standing left, sacrificing over altar and holding cornucopia. c.303-305 (Lugdunum).



RIC 198a (Siscia) Follis Obv: IMPMAXIMIANVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOAVGVSTI Exe: //SIS – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.



RIC 245 (Heraclea) Follis Obv: GALVALMAXIMINVSNOBCAES – Laureate head right.
Rev: VIRTVTIEXERCITI Exe: HT – Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy. 309-310 (Heraclea). $43 12/22/02.



RIC 594b (VI, Treveri) Follis Obv: MAXIMINIANVSNOBILC – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI Exe: S/F/TR – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. 303-305 (Treveri).




AE Follis (Posthumous)


RIC 48 (VII, Thessalonica) Obv: DIVOMAXIMIANO – Veiled head right.
Rev: MEMDIVIMAXIMIANI Exe: /•SM•TS• – Temple, eagle atop. 311 (Thessalonica). $165 2/14/03.



RIC 226 Follis Obv: DIVOGALVALMAXIMIANO – Veiled head right.
Rev: FORTIFORTVNAE Exe: /SIS – Fortuna standing left, holding rudder on globe and cornucopia. $47 11/17/01.



RIC 255 Follis Obv: IMPMAXENTIVSDIVOMAXIMIANOSOCERO – Veiled head right.
Rev: AETERNAEMEMORIAE Exe: RE – Temple with six columns; eagle atop. 311 (Rome).




AE Quinarius


Unlisted Quinarius Obv: MAXIMIANVSNOBC – Laureate bust right, wearing imperial mantle, holding scepter.
Rev: VIRTVSAVGG – Galerius riding horse right, spearing barbarian; shield under horse. 294 (Rome).


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