Follis with bust of Maximian I Herculius

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 298–299


Mint: Ticinum

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 7.66 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.198

Medium or Technique

Bronze (silvered)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Maximianus to right.
IMPCMAXIMIANVSPFAVG
Reverse: Genius standing, cornucopia in left hand, patera in right; in left field, a star.
GENIOPOPV LIROMANI In exergue: ST·

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