Cyzicus mint, 1st officina
GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES, Laureate head of emperor, right
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)
29.12mm, 10.25g, 1h
Choice EF, well centred, lustrous surfaces
From the Dr. Allan Smith Collection, ex Classical Numismatic Group eAuction 412 (17 January 2018), Lot 668
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.