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Extremely Rare Diocletian Follis

422, Lot: 599. Estimate $100.
Sold for $240. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Diocletian. AD 284-305. Æ Follis (27mm, 7.66 g, 6h). Treveri (Trier) mint, 2nd officina. Struck circa AD 298-299. Laureate and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield / Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia; B-*//TR. RIC VI –. EF, brown patina, hard green encrustation. Extremely rare.

Ex New York Sale XI (11 January 2006), lot 345 (hammer of $400).

Unlisted with this bust type (type S). See RIC 284 for a similar issue, but with the spear pointing forward (type R).