Aureus with head of Galerius, struck under Diocletian and Maximian I Herculius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 295–305


Mint: Treveri

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 5.98 gm.

Accession Number

52.1019

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins

Obverse: Laureate head of Galerius to right.
MAXIMIA NVSNOBC
Reverse: Emperor on horseback, holding transverse spear in right hand.
VIRTVSIOVI CAESARIS In exergue: TR

Provenance

By 1952: with Hotel Drouot, 7 rue Drouot, Paris (Hotel Drouot auction, June 13, 1952, lot 212: provenant de la Trouvaille d'Arras); sold at Hotel Drouot auction to Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland on behalf of MFA; September 11, 1952: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G. for $200.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour