Aureus with head of Maximian I Herculius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 306–307


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 5.50 gm.

Accession Number

59.496

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins

Obverse: Laureate head of Maximian right.
MAXIMIANV SSENPFAVG
Reverse: Roma, draped, helmeted, seated left on shield; in left hand, a scepter, in right hand, a votive shield, inscribed: VOT/XXX
In field left: E in exergue: PR
FELIXING R ESSSENAVG

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