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ID number:  BIRBI-R2559
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Diocletian; Alexandria
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Africa: Egypt, Lower Egypt, Alexandria
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  300
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.60
Weight (g):  9.95
Axis (degrees):  315.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2570.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Diocletian, wearing laurel wreath and beard, facing r. Reverse: Genius, naked but cloaked and wearing modius, standing facing l., pouring liquor from patera in r. and cornucopia in l.; XXI and A in field, to l. and r. respectively.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMD C DIOCLETIHNVS D D MVC (Imperator Caesar Diocletian Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: ƐONIO POPV-L-I ROMANI (The Genius of the Roman People). In Exergue: ʌLE

Bibliography:  RIC VI 30A

Notes:  According to RIC, the [A]LE in the exergue on the reverse and the XXI A in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officinae) indicating Alexandria.

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