Coin 3014 — A base metal follis of Diocletian struck c. AD 296-303 in Londinium
Obverse: IMP C DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, holding patera and corncopiae

A very unusual style of bust on this wonderful medallic coin from the London mint. After consulting with Lee Toone i'm going with CT 2.01.003 (8), but there are so many subtle variations in style during this period. "A fine example of this coarser style probably engraved by an Allectan engraver learning how to adapt to the larger canvas of the new (for Britannia) nummi" (Lee Toone - 20.07.20) Ex. Brian Henry Grover Collection (Roma Numismatics E-Sale 72; Lot 1394)

Classification
Category: Roman Imperial
Subcategory: Tetrarchy
Issuer: Diocletian
Year: c. AD 296-303
Physical
Metal: AE
Denomination: Follis
Diameter: 29 mm
Die Orientation: 6 H
Weight: 10.38 g
Geography
Zone: -
Region: -
Mint: Londinium
Owner
Owner: The Romulus Collection
Date Added: 19/07/2020
References
CT 2.01.003 (8); RIC 6a & 16a; S 696
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