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Follis with bust of Maximian I Herculius

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Maximian to right. IMPMAXIMIANVSPFAVG Reverse: Africa standing, wearing long drapery and elephant-skin headdress, holding military standard in right hand, tusk in left. In left field: H in exergue: PKS FELIXA D VENTAVGGNN


By 1963: from a hoard of Tetrarch coins with Patriciades in Athens, Greece (said to have been found near Salonika); 64.175-64.276 were purchased in 1963 from Patriciades by Cornelius C. Vermeule III on behalf of MFA with funds approved in advance by the Trustees; accessioned by MFA, March 11, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 297–298




Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 8.26 gm. Die Axis: 1

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Medium or Technique

Bronze (silvered)


The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins