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Diocletian Antoninianus

Diocletain Antoninianus, Emperor AD 284-305, struck at Lugdunum AD 285, RIC 91, 23 mm, 3.8 gms, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Diocletian facing right, IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG, Reverse:  Victory standing half-left, holding her wreath in her upraised right hand and cradling her palm branch in her left arm, VICTORIA AVG, A in the left field, a sharp and full silvered coin with areas of very lovely light reddish highlights, especially on the reverse, well centered and struck on a broad flan, a very lovely and attractive coin, one I cannot seem to find many examples of, but that is just my observation, Asking price:  $145 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Diocletian Follis

Diocletian Follis, Emperor AD 284-305, struck at Heraclea AD 297-298, RIC 19a, Obverse:  laureate bust of Diocletian facing right, IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, Reverse:  Genius standing facing, his head turned left, wearing a modius on his head and pouring liquid from a patera in his right hand, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, HTA in exergue, an attractive coin with steel gray patina, a very bold and detailed portrait of Diocletian, a more than decently detailed Genius on the reverse, full and clear obverse legend, GENIO in the reverse legend worn/not fully struck up, a very nice follis, Asking price:  $42 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Diocletian Antoninianus

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Diocletian Antoninianus, Emperor AD 284-305, minted at Alexandria, 20 mm, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Diocletian facing right, IMP C DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG, Reverse:  Diocletian, facing right, receiving Victory perched on a globe from Jupiter, CONCORDIA MILITVM, Delta in the field between them, ALE in exergue, beautiful coin with lovely deserty sandy toning, great portrait of the emperor, detailed reverse devices, full and clear legends on both sides, graded EF/EF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it and I concur, a lovely coin with a superb portrait, Asking price:  $75 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Diocletian Pre-Reform Antoninianus or Post-Reform Radiate?

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Diocletian Antoninianus

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Diocletian Antoninianus

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Diocletian Antoninianus

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Diocletian Reform Follis

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