DIOCLETIAN, A.D. 284-305. AV Aureus (5.06 gms), Ticinum Mint, ca. A.D. 287. NGC MS, Strike: 5/5 Surface: 3/5. Fine Style. Brushed. RIC-Unlisted; Calico-4451a (this coin illustrated). Obverse: Laureate and mantled bust left, holding eagle-tipped scepter; Reverse: Hercules standing right, with lion skin draped around arm and leaning upon club set upon rocks to right. A seemingly <strong>UNIQUE </strong>and unpublished specimen, this alluring gold issue presents a perfectly centered strike on each side along with a razor-sharp nature and a delightful golden-orange hue. Some very light brushing is noted, but not at all distracting, and an aspect that will not detract from the majesty presented here. From the Dr. Michael Rogers Collection.<p>Ex: Numismatica Ars Classica 23 (3/2002) Lot # 1653.