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A New Web Site On Coins Of The Second Tetrarchy, 305-306

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 Posted 02/26/2020  12:56 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add augustus1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Recently I announced a new educational web site on the coins of the First Tetrarchy (Diocletian, Maximian, etc,): br / Now I am announcing a new educational web site on coins of the Second Tetrarchy: br /
For numerous related pages, see the site of links here: br /
The page of links has links to these pages:

"Introduction to the Roman coins of the First Tetrarchy: Diocletian, Maximian, Constantius, and Galerius" [The first link above]

"Coins of the First Tetrarchy: Pre-Reform Coins of Diocletian, Maximian, Constantius I, and Galerius"

"Follis types of the First Tetrarchy, 293-305 CE"

"GENIO POPVLI ROMANI: a common late Roman coin type"

"SACRA MONETA: a common late Roman coin type"

Abdication types of Diocletian and Maximian

How to distinguish coins of Maximian from coins of Galerius

"Roman coins of the Second Tetrarchy" [The new, second, link above]

How coins are dated to the Second Tetrarchy

The "radiate fraction" a.k.a. "post-reform radiate" denomination.

The silver argenteus denomination.

I've been busy trying to make the coins of 284-306 understandable, especially to those who already collect ancient coins but don't know much about coins of that period. It is pretty complicated because there were four rulers at a time, not just one followed by another as in the early centuries. The history is fascinating and the coinage complicated, but not too complicated, and not too expensive. Take a look around and bookmark the links page because it would take days to read it all.

Constantius was western Caesar in the First Tetrarchy and became western Augustus in the second. Here is a new type issued under the Second Tetrarchy:

Constantius as Augustus
28 mm. 8.84 grams.
Fides standing left holding standard in each hand
RIC Aquileia 60a
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 Posted 02/26/2020  4:08 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Excellent information as always, thank you.
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 Posted 02/27/2020  2:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pendrak to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
VERY very nice! I checked out the whole site and have added it to my research locations. Thank you for your time and effort.
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