Caius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus, an average Roman man who had a successful military career, became emperor of Rome after the assassination of Carinus. Diocletian introduced many reforms that prolonged the life of the Roman Empire, which was on the verge of total collapse before his reign. However, these reforms eliminated most personal freedoms and turned much of the Roman population into serfs or laborers. This coin was made and used between 284 and 305 A.D. during his reign.
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Greece -- Civilization -- To 146 B.C.
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