LON-A2FAA6: Roman copper alloy contemporary copy coin of Diocletian

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Unique ID: LON-A2FAA6

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Roman copper alloy coin, a contemporary copy of a follis of Diocletian dated AD 296-303 (c.f. RIC VI, p. 182, no. 172a). Reverse: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI. Mint: Trier.

Obverse: Laureate and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: IMP C DIOCLETIANVS P F A (M is in a crude style and there is no AVG)
Reverse: Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, right hand holding patera, left hand holding cornucopia
Reverse inscription: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
Mint mark: A/Gamma//A or II TR
Die axis measurement: 6.00

Dimensions: diameter: 25.34mm; weight: 7.91g.

Notes:

This copy conflates two issues. The mintmark is largely based on the A Gamma//TR issue of c. 296-7 (c.f. RIC VI, p. 182, no. 172a). However, the additional A or II in front of the TR leads one to issues from c. 300 to 302-3 (RIC VI, pp. 190-8).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 296
Date to: Circa AD 303

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 7.91 g
Diameter: 25.34 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Kate Sumnall
Identified by: Dr Sam Moorhead
Secondary identifier: Dr Vincent Drost

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: IMP C DIOCLETIANVS P F A (M is in a crude style and there is no AVG)

Reverse description: Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, right hand holding patera, left hand holding cornucopia
Reverse inscription: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Reverse mint mark: A Gamma//(A or II)TR
Status: Contemporary copy
Status qualifier: Certain

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