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Why purchase this Bronze Radiate of Roman Emperor Diocletian?
Diocletian, Roman Emperor from AD 284-305, was responsible for establishing the largest and most bureaucratic government in the history of the empire by separating and increasing the empire's civil and military services and reorganizing the provincial divisions of the government. This Bronze Radiate of Diocletian, struck AD 284-305, features a sand patina, which is a beige appearance on the coin's surface from prolonged exposure to sandy soil.
Traditional Roman Imperial Bronze Radiate Imagery
The right facing, bearded portrait of Emperor Diocletian appears on the obverse, wearing a military-style drape and radiate crown. The image is encircled by the inscription "IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG," which translates as "Commander Caesar Gaius Valerius Diocletian: Pious, Happy Emperor." Reverse imagery typically features a god or goddess as an expression of a theme of the regime or portrays the Emperor in a pose of military triumph.
Choice Very Fine Ancient Bronze Coin
This Roman Imperial Bronze Radiate of Diocletian, struck AD 284-305, was reviewed and authenticated by the ancient coin division of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, NGC Ancients. The coin received a grade of Ch. VF, Choice Very Fine, which is comparable to a Sheldon Scale grading of 30-35. This coin will exhibit virtually complete detail accented by the distinct sand patina toning and texture, with obvious wear on the highest elements of the design and lettering.
This sand patina Bronze Radiate of Roman Emperor Diocletian will be a treasured part of your ancient coin collection!
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|Year of Issue:||AD 284-305|