Medallion of two aurei with head of Maxentius
Mint: Italy, Rome
Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 087.
Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 10.83 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Head of Maxentius left, in lion’s skin, paws knotted at neck.
Reverse: Maxentius wearing laurel wreath, cuirass, paludamentum, stands facing, looking left, with spear in left hand, receiving with right hand globe from Roma, seated left, holding spear in left, and seated on shield with device of Romulus, Remus, wolf under tree.
CONSERVA TO RVRBSVAE in exergue: P star R
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; September 17, 1959: purchased by MFA from Spink & Son, Ltd., for £ 18,000/-/- (this is the total price for 59.494-59.512)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour