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ID number:  BIRBI-R2726
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):  2.25
Weight (g):  3.81
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 997. W. S. Lincoln, 1928.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Maxentius, wearing laureate helmet and beard, cuirassed, holding spear in r. and shield in l., facing l. Reverse: Victory, draped and winged, standing facing r., foot on base of cippus supporting shield which she inscribes with VOT XX FEL; seated captive at feet, to l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: NHXENII-VS P F IVC (Maxentius Pius Felix Augustus). Reverse: IIICTORIH H-ETERNH HVC N (To The Eternal Victory of Our Emperor). In Exergue: HOSTP

Bibliography:  RIC VI 64

Notes:  According to RIC, the [M]OSTP in the exergue of the reverse are mintmarks indicating Ostia.

3 Related People

Maxentius
Roman
c.276
312
Ostia
Roman; Italian


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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