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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2715
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Maxentius; Aquileia
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Aquileia
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  307-310
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.60
Weight (g):  6.95
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Haines 46. W. S. Lincoln, 1920.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Maxentius, wearing laurel wreath and beard, facing r. 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 crescent in pediment.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C MHXENTIVS P F HVC (Imperator Caesar Maxentius Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: CONSERV VRB SVHE (Defender of the City). In Exergue: HQS

Bibliography:  RIC VI 121A

Notes:  According to RIC, the HQS in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Aquileia.

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Maxentius
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c.276
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1899
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