Antoninianus - Diocletianus HERCVLI INVICTO AVGG; Hercules

Features

Issuer Roman Empire (Rome)
Emperor Diocletian (284-305)
Maximian Herculius (286-305)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 289-293
Value Antoninianus = 2 Denarii (2)
Currency Antoninianus, Reform of Caracalla (AD 215 – 301)
Composition Silver
Shape Round (irregular)
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 305590
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References RIC V.2# 21A,
Percy H Webb, Harold Mattingly, Edward Allen Sydenham; 1933. The Roman Imperial Coinage / Volume 5.2. Marcus Aurelius Probus – Maximian (AD 276–310). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
OCRE# ric.5.dio.21
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (http://numismatics.org/ocre/)

Obverse

Bust of Diocletian, radiate, draped, right.

Lettering: IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG

Translation:
Imperator, Caesar, Caius Valerius Diocletianus Pius Felix Augustus.
Supreme commander (Imperator), Caesar, Gaius Valerius Diocletian, the pious, the fortunate, emperor (Augustus).

Reverse

Hercules, standing left, holding Victory on globe in right hand and club with lion's skin in left hand.

Lettering:
HERCVLI INVICTO AVGG
S/-//-

Translation:
Herculi Invicto Duorum Augustorum.
To the undefeated Hercules of the two emperors (Augusti).

Mint

Lugdunum, Gaul, modern-day Lyons, France (15 BC–AD 78; 196–197; 274-413)

Comments

Source:
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (289-293)  "S" in left field;

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