284-305 AD Diocletian Gold Aureus Roman Coin NGC AU Edict on Maximum Prices
Struck 294 AD at the Nicomedia Mint. DIOCLETIA NVS P F AVG, laureate head right / IOVI CONSE RVATORI. From the guy who brought you the Edict on Maximum Prices, another attempt to temper inflation caused by currency debasement. Nixon tried it later in the 70's. Is it about to be tried again? Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt in right hand, scepter in left; SMN. RIC VI 5a; Depeyrot 2/4; Calicó 4506. NGC graded AU, Strike: 5/5, Surface: 4/5.