Galerius, As Caesar, 293-305 AD, AE Follis, Genius, struck c 295-296 AD
Ruler/Emperor:
Galerius
City/Region:
Cyzicus mint, 1st officina
Denomination:
AE Follis
Composition:
Bronze
Date:
295-296 AD
Obverse:
GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES, Laureate head of emperor, right
Reverse:
GENIO AVGG ET-CAESARVM MN, Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over let shoulder, holding patera in right hand (from which liquor flows), and cornucopiae in left; in exergue, KA mintmark (1st officina)
Size:
29.12mm, 10.25g, 1h
Grade:
Choice EF, well centred, lustrous surfaces
Provenance:
From the Dr. Allan Smith Collection, ex Classical Numismatic Group eAuction 412 (17 January 2018), Lot 668
References:

Galerius was Roman Emperor from 305 to 311 AD. A leading figure in the persecution of Christians, he issued an edict of toleration from Nicomedia, six days before he died, officially ending the Diocletianic persecution of Christianity in the East.