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ID number:  BIRBI-R2713
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Maxentius; Ticinum
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Lombardy, Pavia
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  308-310
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.65
Weight (g):  5.94
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 4129. Ex P. D. Whitting Collection (By Exchange), 1967.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Maxentius, wearing laurel wreath and beard, wearing imperial mantle, holding eagle-topped sceptre, facing l. Reverse: Roma, draped and helmeted, seated frontally with head facing l., holding globe in r. and sceptre in l., in hexastyle temple with knobs as acroteria and empty pediment.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP MHXENTIVS … Γ HIC COHS (Imperator Maxentius Pius Felix Augustus Consul). Reverse: COHSERV VRB SVAΓ (Defender of the City). In Exergue: PT

Bibliography:  RIC VI 103

Notes:  According to RIC, the PT in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Ticinum.

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