GENIO POPVLI ROMANI portrait coins of the First Tetrarchy, arranged by mint.
Struck c. 294-305.
(To see them arranged by emperor, use these links: Diocletian, Maximian, Constantius, Galerius, or other later emperors.)
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Next is a list of all the mints for this type, with links to the mint further down this page:
London, Treveri (Trier), Lugdunum (Lyons), Ticinum, Aquileia, Rome, Siscia, Serdica, Thessalonica, Heraclea, Nicomedia, Cyzicus, Antioch, Alexandria. [Carthage and Ostia are also in RIC volume VI, but neither minted this type.]
Distinguishing Maximian from Galerius. Using only the legend this can be tricky. Both used "MAXIMIANVS" in their legends. Here is a page explaining the differences in legends.
Note: This page lacks images of at least a dozen common emperor and mint combinations. It does not mean they are rare; it just means I don't happen to have that combination to show here.
Newest: 2021, Jan. 10: Constantius as Augustus from Antioch.
2020, Sept. 17: Galerius as Augustus from Antioch. Diocletian from Trier helmeted left. Diocletian from Lyons and Rome. Constantius and Galerius from Nicomedia. Galerius at Serdica.
|London, Diocletian||London, Diocletian||London, Diocletian||London, Maximian|
|London, Maximian||London, Maximian||London, Constantius||London, Galerius|
|Diocletian, Trier||Diocletian, Trier||Diocletian, Trier||Maximian, Trier|
|Maximian, Trier, left-facing||Constantius, Trier||Galerius, Trier|
|Diocletian, Lyons||Maximian, Lyons||Constantius, Lyons||Constantius, Lyons|
|Galerius, Lyons||Galerius, Lyons|
|Ticinum, Diocletian||Ticinum, Maximian||Ticinum, Constantius||Ticinum, Galerius|
|Diocletian, Aquileia||Maximian, Aquileia|
|Diolcetian, Rome||Constantius, Rome||Constantius, Rome||Galerius, Rome|
|Diocletian, Siscia||Maximian, Siscia|
Serdica: (Note: RIC says Serdica opened "c. 303-4" with personnel from Thessalonica so it did not mint these for as long as the other mints did.)
|Maximian, Serdica||Constantius, Serdica||Galerius as Caesar, Serdica||Galerius as Augusutus, Serdica|
Thessalonica: (RIC says it opened c. 298/9 and closed c. 303 when it was moved to Serdica, closer to the Danube border.)
|Maximian, Thessalonica||Maximian, Thessalonica||Galerius, Thessalonica||Galerius, Thessalonica|
|Diocletian, Heraclea||Maximian, Heraclea||Constantius as Augustus, Heraclea||Galerius, Heraclea|
|Maximian, Nicomedia||Constantius, Nicomedia||Galerius, Nicomedia|
|Diocletian, Cyzicus||Maximian, Cyzicus||Maximian, Cyzicus||Constantius as Augustus, Cyzicus|
|Diocletian, Antioch||Diocletian, Antioch||Maximian, Antioch||Constantius, Antioch|
|Constantius as Augustus, Antioch||Galerius, Antioch||Galerius as Augustus, Antioch|
|Diocletian, Alexandria||Diocletian, Alexandria|| Diocletian, Alexandria
under Domitius Domitianus
|Maximian, Alexandria||Maximian, Alexandria||Constantius, Alexandria||Constantius, Alexandria|
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