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

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 298–299


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 4.78 gm.

Accession Number

59.500

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins

Obverse: Laureate head of Galerius Maximianus to right.
MAXIMIA NVSCAES
Reverse: Camp gate.
VIRTVS MILITVM in exergue: P R

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