Follis with bust of Maximian I Herculius

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 297–298


Mint: Carthage

Dimensions

Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 8.26 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

64.255

Medium or Technique

Bronze (silvered)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Maximian to right.
IMPMAXIMIANVSPFAVG
Reverse: Africa standing, wearing long drapery and elephant-skin headdress, holding military standard in right hand, tusk in left.
In left field: H in exergue: PKS
FELIXA D VENTAVGGNN

Provenance

By 1963: from a hoard of Tetrarch coins with Patriciades in Athens, Greece (said to have been found near Salonika); 64.175-64.276 were purchased in 1963 from Patriciades by Cornelius C. Vermeule III on behalf of MFA with funds approved in advance by the Trustees; accessioned by MFA, March 11, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour