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Roman Empire, Billon Nummus of Galerius (AD 305-311) NGC Ch. VF

Roman Empire, Billon Nummus of Galerius (AD 305-311) NGC Ch. VF
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Why add this graded Billon Nummus of Roman Emperor Galerius to your collection?

Galerius held the position of co-Emperor from A.D. 293-311, in the first and second Tetrarchies of the Roman Empire, as Caesar from A.D. 293-305, and as Augustus from A.D. 305 until his death in A.D. 311. Galerius is responsible for ending the Diocletianic Persecution of Christians with the issue of an edict of toleration in A.D. 311. This Roman Nummus of Galerius was struck from billon, which is a base metal of bronze, lightly plated with silver.

Design of the Billon Nummus of Galerius

The obverse features a laureate portrait of the Emperor, framed by an inscription of his name and title.

The reverse of Galerius' Nummi frequently depicts Genius, with the inscription "GENIO POPV L I ROMANI," which means "The genius of the Roman people." The Genius was thought to be a protective male spirit, similar to a guardian angel. When illustrated on coinage, the image symbolizes the role of the Emperor as protector of his people.

Choice Very Fine Ancient Nummus

This Billon Nummus, struck A.D. 305-311 for Roman Emperor Galerius, was reviewed and authenticated by the Ancient coin division of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), NGC Ancients. The coin received a grade of Choice Very Fine, which is comparable to a Sheldon Scale grading of 30-35. This coin will exhibit virtually complete detail with significant wear on the highest points of the coin.

This distinctive Roman Empire Nummus will be a treasured part of your ancient coin collection!


Year of Issue:AD 305-311
Mint:Roman Mint
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:Ch. VF
Composition:Billon
Country:Roman Empire
Legal Tender:Roman Empire
Currency:Nummus
Denomination:1