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Diocletian was

Preceded by Numerian and Carinus

Succeeded by Maximian, Galerius and Constantius

  Photos by William Storage and Laura Maish
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Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus (born 236 as Διοκλής, died 316) was emperor from November 20, 284 to May 1, 305.

Coin portraits 1-3: Museo Romano Nazionale, Palazzo Massimo, Rome
4: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

See also: Ralph Mathisen's summary of Diocletain at De Imperatoribus Romanis


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Gold Aureus of Diocletian


Keywords: ancient Rome, iconography, emperors, imperial portraiture, Vatican Museum, archaeology
Copyright 2007 Bill Storage. Original photo resolution 4368 x 2912 pixels recorded 11/05 - 8/07 with Canon EOS 5D digital cameras.