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Diocletian 284-305 AD c. 294 AD
The Tetrarchy (Greek for "rulership by four") consised of four emperors who were more or less sovereign in their own lands. Diocletian transferred command of the war against Carausius from Maximian to Flavius Constantius before 293. Constantius was a former governor of Dalmatia and a man of great military experience. On March 1, 293 at Milan, Maximian gave Constantius the office of Caesar. In the spring of 293 Diocletian would do the same for Galerius, husband to Diocletian's daughter Valeria. Constantius was assigned Gaul and Britain. Galerius was assigned Syria, Palestine, Egypt, and responsibility for the eastern borders. Obverse DIOCLETI ANVS AVG laureate Diocletian. Reverse the Tetrarchs sacrificing over tripod altar before gate of a six-turreted enclosure PROVIDE - NTIA AVGG.
Mint: Rome
Provenance: Courtesy Harlan J. Berk, LTD.

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