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ID number:  BIRBI-R2725
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Maxentius; Ostia
Denomination:  Half-follis
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Rome, Ostia
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  AD 309-312
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  3.75
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 3402. A. H. Baldwin, 1958.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Maxentius, wearing laurel wreath and beard, facing l. Reverse: Victory, draped and winged, standing facing r., foot on base of cippus supporting shield which she inscribes with VOT X; seated captive at feet, to l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: MHXENTI-VS P F HVC (Maxentius Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: vICTORIA A-ETERNH HVC N (To The Eternal Victory of Our Emperor). In Exergue: …OSTQ

Bibliography:  RIC VI 60

Notes:  According to RIC, the [M]OSTQ 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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