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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R2723
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):  2.60
Weight (g):  6.16
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Haines 114. W. S. Lincoln, 1920.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Maxentius, wearing laurel wreath and beard, facing r. Reverse: Victory, draped and winged, walking facing l., holding wreath in r. and palm in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP C MHXENTIVS P F HVC (Imperator Caesar Maxentius Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: VICTORI-A AETERNA AVC N (To The Eternal Victory of Our Emperor). In Exergue: MOSTP

Bibliography:  RIC VI 54

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

3 Related People

Ostia
Roman; Italian


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