Aureus with head of Maxentius, struck under Maximian I Herculius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 306–307


Mint: Carthage

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 5.41 gm.

Accession Number

59.510

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins

Obverse: Laureate head of Maxentius to right.
MAXENT IVSNOBC
Reverse: Felicitas standing facing, head left; laureate; in each hand, ears of grain.
FELIXKA RTHAGO In exergue: P K

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