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Sale: CNG 64, Lot: 1200. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 24 September 2003. 
Sold For $750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

DIOCLETIAN. 284-305 AD. Æ Follis (11.61 gm). London mint. Struck circa 297 AD. Laureate head right / Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae; LON. RIC VI 1a. EF, silvered, minor porosity. Portrait reminiscent of Allectus. Very rare with LON mintmark. ($500)

This is the first London issue following the reconquest of Britain by Constantius I and is the first ever use of the LON mintmark.