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Aureus with head of Maximian I Herculius

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Obverse: Laureate head of Maximian right. MAXIMIANV SSENPFAVG Reverse: Roma, draped, helmeted, seated left on shield; in left hand, a scepter, in right hand, a votive shield, inscribed: VOT/XXX In field left: E in exergue: PR FELIXING R ESSSENAVG


From a hoard with a Mediterranean origin, including MFA 59.494-59.512 (published in the Illustrated London News, November 14, 1959); 1959: with Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1; purchased by MFA from Spink & Son, Ltd., September 17, 1959, for £ 18,000/-/- (this is the total price for 59.494-59.512)

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 306–307




Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 5.50 gm.

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The Ancient World


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