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Medallion (two aurei) with head of Maxentius

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Obverse: Head of Maxentius, radiate, right. IMPMAXENTIVSPFAVG Reverse: Hercules, laureate, standing facing, looking right; lion's skin over left arm, bow in left hand, club downward in right hand. HERCVLIC OMITIAVGN PR (in exergue)

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; September 17, 1959: purchased by MFA from Spink & Son, Ltd., 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. 307–312

Mint

Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 086.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 10.70 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

59.506

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions