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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2721
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Maxentius; Ostia
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Rome, Ostia
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  AD 309-312
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.50
Weight (g):  6.63
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 4128. Ex P. D. Whitting Collection (By Exchange), 1967.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Maxentius, wearing laurel wreath and beard, facing r. Reverse: She-wolf, standing l., and twins.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C MHXENTIVS P F HVG (Imperator Caesar Maxentius Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: HETERNITHS HVG N (To The Immortality of Our Emperor). In Exergue: MOSTQ

Bibliography:  RIC VI 41

Notes:  According to RIC, the MOSTQ in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Ostia.

3 Related People

Maxentius
Roman
c.276
312
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Ostia
Roman; Italian


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