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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.31.4.1
People
Diocletian, Roman (r. 284 - 305 CE)
Title
Aureus of Diocletian, Antioch
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
296-297 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Asia, Antioch (Syria)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Late
Culture
Roman
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/196431
Location
Level 3, Room 3700, Ancient Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Art, Roman Art
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gold
Metal
AV
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
5.54 g
Die Axis
5
Denomination
aureus
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: DIOCLETIANVS AVGVSTVS
  • Reverse Inscription: CONSVL VI P P PROCOS - SMA Z
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC VI 13 p. 614
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.31.4.1
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Laureate bust of Diocletian to r.

Rev.: Emperor laureate, togate, standing facing l., holding globe in r. hand and long stick in l.
Exhibition History

Roman Gallery Installation (long-term), Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/16/1999 - 01/20/2008

Gods in Color: Painted Sculpture of Classical Antiquity, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/22/2007 - 01/20/2008

32Q: 3700 Roman, Harvard Art Museums, 11/16/2014 - 01/01/2050

Subjects and Contexts

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