Holiday photos: late antiquity on the Adriatic (2)

In my last post, I shared some photos of the late antique basilica at Poreč, in Istria. Here, without much comment or introduction, are some more from the same part of the world, but across a few borders. Aquileia, close to the coast of Friuli Venezia Giulia in NE Italy, is an amazing place. It …

The emperors resign!

Today’s anniversary by Will Leveritt. 1709 years ago today, on the first of May A.D. 305, the joint emperors Diocletian and Maximian took the incredible decision to resign the imperial power, the former at Nicomedia, the latter at Milan. This coin is an antoninianus, and on the obverse shows Maximian wearing the radiate crown. The legend …