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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:

305-311

Artist:

Roman, minted in Alexandria

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 305 CE–311 CE

Medium

Bronze

Inscriptions

Obverse: IMP C CAL VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG Reverse: GENIO IMPERATORIS (In field: K AP) (In exergue: ALE)

Dimensions

Diam. 2.6 cm; 7.51 g

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection

Reference Number

1938.1231

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