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C. Aurelius Verus
Diocletianus

Augustus 285 - 305
Diocletian [b. ca. 245] became emperor after the death of Carinus. He was a statesman of genius, with the vision to discern the changes required to stabilize the Empire, and the character to dominate strong personalities such as Maximianus and Galerius. He  reorganized the administration of the Empire, breaking provinces into smaller units grouped into twelve dioceses. Governors lost their military authority,  military commands became independent of provincial boundaries, the Senate lost most of its privileges, and Italy became subject to full taxation. Fiscal measures included monetary reform and a price fixing edict. His reforms transformed the empire from the Principate into the Dominate, changing it so completely as to virtually refound it before his death in 311 at his palace at Spalato.
Usurpers: Domitius Domitianus, Amandus
   

R3516 3326 Diocletian: AE 23 Antoninianus
$55.00
Obv. IMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG
Rad. bust r.
Rev. IOVI CONSERVAT AVGG
Jupiter stg. l.
3.39 g
Sear 3516; RIC 162
nearly EF with some silvering

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GI4786* 1337 Diocletian: Potin 20 tetradrachm of Alexandria
$50.00
Obv. A K Γ OVA ΔIOKΛETIANOC CEB
Laur. hd. r.
Rev. L Δ
Athena stg. l.
7.51 g
Sear GI4786v; Milne 4851
VF

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R3540* 0828 Diocletian: AE 22 radiate
$25.00
Obv. IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG Rad., dr. & cuir. bust r.
Rev. CONCORDIA MILITVM Jupiter presents globe to Diocletian
3.15 g
Sear 3540v; RIC 13 (Heraclea) sl. roughness, otherwise good VF
The radiate fraction was a continuation of the pre-reform antoninianus coinage and was valued at four denarii, or a third of the large silvered Follis.


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R3540* 0827 Diocletian: AE 22 radiate
$30.00
Obv. IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG Rad., dr. & cuir. bust r.
Rev. CONCORDIA MILITVM Jupiter presents globe to Diocletian
2.33 g
Sear 3540v; RIC 13 (Heraclea) v. sl. roughness, otherwise EF
The radiate fraction was a continuation of the pre-reform antoninianus coinage and was valued at four denarii, or a third of the large silvered Follis.


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GI4785* 1388 Diocletian: Potin 20 tetradrachm of Alexandria
$30.00
Obv. A K Γ OVA ΔIOKΛETIANOC CEB
Laur. hd. r.
Rev. L Δ
Athena stg. l.
6.80 g
Sear GI4785v; BMC 2483v
sl. uneven, oth. nEF

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R3533* 2341 Diocletian: AE 29 Follis
$60.00
Obv. IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG Laur. hd. r.
Rev. GENIO POPVLI ROMANI Genius stg. l.
8.88 g
Sear 3533v; RIC 23a (Thessalonica) nearly EF/VF, good portrait

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