Galerius, 305-311. Follis

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Galerius, 305-311. Follis (Bronze, 24 mm, 8.38 g, 6 h), Alexandria, late 308-310. IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG Laureate head of Galerius to right. Rev. GENIO IMP-ERATORIS / B / K - P // ALE Genius, nude but for chlamys over his left shoulder, standing front, head to left, holding patera in his right hand and cornucopiae in his left. RIC 107a.


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Galerius Valerius Maximianus (c. 258 – May 311) was Roman emperor from 305 to 311. During his reign he campaigned, aided by Diocletian, against the Sasanian Empire, sacking their capital Ctesiphonin 299. He also campaigned across the Danube against the Carpi, defeating them in 297 and 300. Although he was a staunch opponent of Christianity, Galerius ended the Diocletianic Persecution when he issued an Edict of Toleration in Serdica in 311.