Galerius

305 - 311 A.D.

Galerius started as an ordinary soldier in the armies of Aurelian and then Probus. By the time he served under Diocletian his military career had culminated with the position of Praetorian Prefect. Under Diocletian's new scheme for ruling the empire, he named Galerius as one of the Caesars in the new Tetrarchy and assigned him to the eastern half. With Diocletian abdicating soon after, Galerius automatically became Augustus himself.

The rest of his reign would be taken up fighting the power grabbing of Constantius Chlourus who, against the principles of the Tetracrchy, would start a dynasty in his own bloodline as well as dealing with the increasingly troublesome Maxentius who was now leading a revolt from Rome with the aim of eliminating what was left of the Tetrarchy. He died of natural causes before any conclusions were in store for the stalemate.

Argenteus

RIC 4, RSC 220d Argenteus Obv: MAXIMIANVSCAESAR, laureate head right
Rev: VIRTVSMILITVM Exe: HE, four tetrarchs sacrificing before camp with six turrets. Lot sold for $600 1/16/02.


RIC 17b, RSC 250b Argenteus Obv: MAXIMIANVSCAESAR, laureate head right
Rev: XCVI Exe: AQ, legend in wreath.


Unlisted RIC, Cohen 223 Argenteus Obv: MAXIMIANVSNOBC, laureated head right.
Rev: VIRTVSMILITVM, Military camp-gate with three turrets.


AE Follis

RIC 19a AE Follis Obv: GALVALMAXIMIANVSNOBCAES - Radiate bust right, draped.
Rev: CONCORDIAMILITVM - Jupiter presents Victory on a globe to Maximianus.


RIC 20b AE Follis Obv: GALVALMAXIMIANVSNOBCAES - Laureate head right
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI - Genius standing left, holding patera and scepter.


RIC 21b AE Follis Obv: IMPCGALVALMAXIMIANVSPFAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI - Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.


RIC 24b AE Follis Obv: IMPCGALVALMAXIMIANVSPFAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: GENIOPOPVLIROMANI - Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.


RIC 26b AE Follis Obv: GALVALMAXIMIANVSNOBCAES - Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOPVLIROMANI - Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.


RIC 30a AE Follis Obv: GALMAXIMINVSPFAVG. Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOAVGVSTI. Genius standing left, patera in right hand, cornucopiae in left.


RIC 37a AE Follis Obv: IMPCGALVALMAXIMIANVSPFAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOIMPERATORIS - Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. Lot sold for $8 12/23/01.


RIC 48a AE Follis Obv: IMPCGALVALMAXIMIANVSPFAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOIMPERATORIS; Genius standing left, holding snake and patera. Lot sold for $21 12/8/01.


RIC 51 AE Follis Obv: IMPCGALVALMAXIMIANVSPFAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: VIRTVTIEXERCITI - Virtus advancing right, holding trophy and spear.


RIC 53 AE Follis Obv: GALMAXIMIANVSPFAVG - Laureate head right
Rev: GENIOAVGVSTI - Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.


RIC 54a AE Follis Obv: IMPCGALVALMAXIMIANVSPFAVG. Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOAVGVSTICM. Genius Populi Romani standing left, patera in right hand, cornucopiae in left.


RIC 56 AE Follis Obv: GALMAXIMIANVSPFAVG. Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOIMPERATORIS. Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopia.


RIC 65 AE Follis Obv: GALMAXIMIANVSPFAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIOAVGVSTI - Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.


RIC 135b AE Follis Obv: MAXIMIANVSNOBCAES - Laureate head right.
Rev: SACRAMONETAVGGETCAESSNOSTR Exe: */A/SIS - Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia. Lot sold for $50 2/17/02.