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Radiate (coin)

Radiate (coin)

The radiate or Post-reform radiate (the actual name, like many Roman coins of this time, is unknown), was introduced by Diocletian during his reforms. It looked very similar to an Antoninianus even with a radiated crown, except it misses the XXI that numismatists believe was to represent 20 parts bronze to 1 part silver. The radiate had little or no content of silver. The weight varies between 2.23 and 3.44 grams .

Only one image is defined on coins found Jupiter presents Victory on a globe to Diocletian (Wildwinds ) with the mintmark in between the human images

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