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Aureus with head of Maximian I Herculius

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Obverse: Head of Maximian I, laureate, right. MAXIMIA NVSPFAVG Reverse: Wreath, small eagle with outstretched wings facing at bottom. VOT / XX / AVGG

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 294–305

Mint

Aquileia

Dimensions

Diameter: 17.5 mm. Weight: 5.50 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

59.503

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins