GENIO POPVLI ROMANI coins of Domitius Domitianus, Severus II, Maximinus II, and Constantine
 
            (Go to the page of folles of DiocletianMaximianConstantius, or Galerius. Folles by mint.)

What's new?  August 30, 2021:  Maximinus II from Heraclea. Jan. 6, 2020. Severus II from Heraclea. May 28, 2019: Severus II from Serdica.

Roman coins ("folles") of the common GENIO POPVLI ROMANI type from various mints. Each has
Genius standing left with a (small) modius on his head and holding a patera and cornucopia, naked but for a cloak ("chlamys") over his left shoulder and hanging down behind the cornucopia.

Mints active in this period were (in the usual west-to-east order):

London, Treveri (Trier), Lugdunum (Lyons), Ticinum, Aquileia, Rome, Siscia, Serdica, Thessalonica, Heraclea, Nicomedia, Cyzicus, Antioch, and Alexandria. [Carthage and Ostia are also in RIC volume VI, but neither minted this type.]

            (Click the obverse image to go to a larger image of both sides and its description.) 

Severus II:


                   Severus II
                     London
                   Severus II
                       Trier
                      Severus II
                          Lyon
                     Severus II
                      Heraclea
   
                   Severus II
                     Serdica
                   Severus II
                     Antioch
   

 

Domitius Domitianus, Maximinus II, and Constantine:
 

              Domitius Domitianus
                   Alexandria
                 Maximinus II
                      London   
                   Maximinus II
                         Trier

                 Maximinus II
                         Rome 

                  Maximinus II
                       Heraclea               
        
              Constantine as Caesar
                       Trier
            Constantine as Augustus
                       Ticinum

             Constantine as Caesar
                      Heraclea

        Constantine as Augustus
               Alexandria

 


 


Domitius Domitianus
who revolted against Diocletian
at Alexandria
27-25 mm. 9.88 grams.
IMP C L DOMITIVS DOMITIANVS AVG
eagle at feet left, B in right field
ALE in exergue
RIC Alexandria 20 "c. 295-296"

During the revolt of Domitius Domitianus at Alexandria he issued this type in his own name and in the names of the four tetrarchs. They are distinguished by the eagle.

 


Severus II
London
28 mm. 9.80 grams.
nothing in exergue
RIC London 59a "May 305 - Autumn 307"



 

 

 



Severus II
Trier
FL VAL SEVERVS NOB C
27 mm. 
S in left field, F in right field
PTR in exergue
RIC Trier 651 "1 May 305 - early 307"

 

 

 



Severus II
SEVERVS NOB C
33-30 mm. (Remarkably large flan)
altar left, ✳ in right field
PLG in exergue
RIC Lyons 199a "1 May 305 - July 306"

 

 


Severus II
FL VAL SEVERVS NOB CAESAR
27 mm. 9.54 grams.
A in right field
•SM•SD•

RIC VI Serdica 13a, "1 May 305 - 25 July 306."   

 

 




 

Severus II
FL VAL SEVERVS NOBIL CAES
27 mm. 9.86 grams.
HTΓ

RIC VI Heraclea 25, "1 May 305 - 25 July 306." 
Sear IV 14634  

 

 



Severus II
Antioch
28 mm.
A in right field
ANT in exergue
RIC Antioch 71a "c. 305"

 

 




Maximinus II
London
29-27 mm. 8.52 grams.
nothing in exergue
RIC London 57 "1 May 305 - Autumn 307"



 

 

 


 

Maximinus II
Trier
27 mm.
GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB C
S in left field, F in right field
PTR in exergue
RIC Trier 667b "1 May 305 - early 307"

 

 

 




Maximinus II
Rome
23 mm.  (Much smaller than the earlier folles)

IMP MAXIMINVS PF AVG
RQ in exergue
RIC Rome 294b

 





Maximinus II
Heraclea
28-27 mm. 11.45 grams (heavy)
GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB CAES
HTΔ
RIC Heraclea 26b "1 May 305 - 26 July 306"


 
 



Constantine as Caesar
Trier
29-28 mm. 
S in left field, A in right field
PTR in exergue
RIC Trier 694 "c. Spring 307"


 

 

 



Constantine
Ticinum
21-19 mm. 3.61 grams. (Much smaller than earlier folles.)
TT in exergue
RIC VI Ticinum 117 "312-313"



 

 

 




Constantine as Caesar
Heraclea
28-27 mm. 8.27 grams.
FL VAL CONSTANTINVS NOB CAES
HTA in exergue
RIC Heraclea 31 "later 306 - earlier 307"



 

 



The GENIO POPVLI ROMANI type was mostly discontinued c. 307, but it was revived twice--once at Rome for Constantine, Maximinus, and Licinius, as Augusti, after the Battle at the Milvian Bridge in late 312 and a second time in a reduced module at Alexandria for Licinius and Constantine after the death of Maximinus in 313.

Constantine
Alexandria
21 mm. 6.03 grams.  (Much smaller than the earlier folles.)
II over palm branch in left field
FL VALER CONSTANTINVS PF AVG
Genius holds head of Serapis in his right hand
Δ over R in right field
ALE in exergue
RIC VII Alexandria 4 "313-314"

 

This type is small, late, and rare


 
 

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