GENIO POPVLI ROMANI portrait coins of the tetrarchies, arranged by mint.
Struck c. 294-306.
(To see them arranged by emperor, use these links: Diocletian, Maximian, Constantius, Galerius, or other later emperors.)
Click the image to see both sides of the coin.
All the mints for this type: 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.]
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. Click here for a table listing all emperor and mint combinations.
What's new? 2023, Feb. 22: Constantius as Caesar from Aquileia
2023, Jan. 30: Galerius as Augustus from Cyzicus
2022, Nov. 3: Coins from the rulers after the First Tetrarchy have been added (by mint, right after the coins of the First Tetrarchy rulers) .
2022, August 30: Constantius as Caesar at Heraclea. 2022, August 16: Maximian at Trier. Maximian at Cyzicus. 2022, August 6: Maximinus II at Antioch.
|London, Diocletian||London, Diocletian||London, Diocletian||London, Maximian|
|London, Maximian||London, Maximian||London, Constantius||London, Galerius|
London, rulers after the First Tetrarchy:
|Severus II, London, as Caesar||Maximinus II, London, as Caesar|
|Diocletian, Trier||Diocletian, Trier||Diocletian, Trier||Maximian, Trier|
|Maximian, Trier||Maximian, Trier, left-facing||Constantius, Trier||Galerius, Trier|
Trier, rulers after the First Tetrachy:
|Severus II, Trier, as Caesar||Maximinus II, Trier, as Caesar||Constantine, Trier, as Caesar|
|Diocletian, Lyons||Maximian, Lyons||Constantius, Lyons||Constantius, Lyons|
|Galerius, Lyons||Galerius, Lyons|
Lyons, rulers after the First Tetrarchy.
|Severus II, Lyons, as Caesar|
|Ticinum, Diocletian||Ticinum, Maximian||Ticinum, Constantius||Ticinum, Galerius|
Ticinum, rulers after the First Tetrarchy.
|Constantine, Ticinum, as Augustus|
|Diocletian, Aquileia||Maximian, Aquileia||Constantius, Aquileia|
|Diocletian, Rome||Maximian, Rome||Constantius, Rome||Constantius, Rome|
Rome, rulers after the First Tetrachy:
|Maximinus II, Rome, as Augustus|
|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|
Serdica, rulers after the First Tetrarchy:
|Severus II as Caesar||Maximinus II as Caesar|
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 Caesar, Heraclea||Constantius as Augustus, Heraclea|
|Galerius, Heraclea||Galerius, Heraclea|
Heraclea, rulers after the First Tetrachy:
|Severus II, Heraclea, as Caesar||Maximinus II, Heraclea, as Caesar||Constantine, Heraclea, as Caesar|
|Diocletian, Nicomedia||Maximian, Nicomedia||Constantius, Nicomedia||Galerius, Nicomedia, as Caesar|
|Galerius, Nicomedia, as Augustus|
Nicomedia, rulers after the First Tetrarchy:
|Maximinus II, Nicomedia, as Caesar|
|Diocletian, Cyzicus||Maximian, Cyzicus||Maximian, Cyzicus||Constantius as Augustus, Cyzicus|
|Galerius, as Augustus, Cyzicus||Severus II, as Augustus, Cyzicus|
|Diocletian, Antioch||Diocletian, Antioch||Maximian, Antioch||Constantius, Antioch|
|Constantius as Augustus, Antioch||Galerius, Antioch||Galerius as Augustus, Antioch||Maximinus II, Antioch|
Antioch, rulers after the First Tetrachy:
|Severus II, Antioch, as Caesar||Maximinus II, Antioch, as Caesar|
|Diocletian, Alexandria||Diocletian, Alexandria|| Diocletian, Alexandria
under Domitius Domitianus
|Maximian, Alexandria||Maximian, Alexandria||Constantius, Alexandria||Constantius, Alexandria|
Alexandia, other rulers:
|Domitius Domitianus, Alexandria||
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. Study the page you are on and you can see there is a difference in their portraits.
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