Aureus with head of Galerius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 305–306


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 5.89 gm.

Accession Number

59.501

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Galerius to right, laureate.
MAXIMI A NVSPFAVG
Reverse: Jupiter, semi-draped, seated left on throne, with scepter in left hand, and thunderbolt in extended right.
IOVICON SERVA T AVGGETCAESS In exergue: P R

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