Aureus with head of Maxentius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 307–312


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 5.52 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

59.509

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Maxentius to right, laureate.
MAXENTI VSPFAVG
Reverse: Roma seated left on shield, left hand holding long scepter, right extended holding globe on which Victory right, extending wreath with right.
CONSERVATORV RBISSVAE in exergue: PR

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