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As (Coin) Portraying Emperor Galerius

A work made of bronze.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of bronze.

Date:

308-310

Artist:

Roman, minted in Alexandria, Egypt

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the head of Emperor Galerius, facing right. The back (reverse) depicts Genius, standing to the left, wearing a modius (hat), holding a patera (dish), from which liquid flows. In the other hand is a cornucopiae. Galerius was emperor from 305-311.

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

As (Coin) Portraying Emperor Galerius

Origin

Ancient Mediterranean

Date

Struck 308 CE–310 CE

Medium

Bronze

Inscriptions

Obverse: IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS PF AVG Reverse: GENIO IMPERATORIS (In field: X Γk) (In exergue: ALE)

Dimensions

Diam. 2.5 cm; 7.29 g

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection

Reference Number

1938.1225

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