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Medallion of two aurei with head of Maxentius

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Obverse: Head of Maxentius left, in lion's skin, paws knotted at neck. IMPMA XENTIVSPFAVG Reverse: Maxentius wearing laurel wreath, cuirass, paludamentum, stands facing, looking left, with spear in left hand, receiving with right hand globe from Roma, seated left, holding spear in left, and...

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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. 307–308

Mint

Rome, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 087.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 10.83 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

59.507

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions