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Live auction - brm_549857 - MAXENTIUS Follis ou nummus

MAXENTIUS Follis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 250 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 29 October 2019 15:01:47
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: janvier
Date: 309
Mint name / Town : Aquilée
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 6,19 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier bien centré. Très beau buste consulaire de Maxence. Joli revers. Très belle patine verte
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES I, n° 222 et de MONNAIES XIII, n° 1099

Obverse


Obverse legend : IM[P MAX]ENTIVS P F AVG CONS II.
Obverse description : Buste lauré consulaire de Maxence à droite, vêtu de la trabea, vu de trois quarts en avant, tenant le scipio de la main droite (H*4).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Maxentius Pius Felix Augustus Consul iterum”, (L'empereur Maxence pieux heureux auguste consul pour la deuxième fois).

Reverse


Reverse legend : CONSERV - VRB SVAE/ -|-// AQ.
Reverse description : Temple hexastyle de Rome posé sur trois marches avec un fronton triangulaire décoré d’une croisette ; au centre statue de Rome debout à gauche, tenant un globe de la main droite et un sceptre long de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : G.
Reverse translation : "Conservatores Urbis Suæ", (Les protecteurs de leur ville).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Buste consulaire richement orné avec la toga picta et la toga palmata.

Historical background


MAXENCE

(28/10/306-28/10/312) Marcus Aurelius Valerius Maxentius

August (04/307-28/10/312)

Maxentius, son of Maximian, was proclaimed Caesar 28 October 306 in Rome, and took the title of Filius Augustorum. In 307, he was proclaimed august, controlling Italy and Africa with the help of Maximian. In 308, he lost Africa with the revolt of Alexander. At the conference of Carnuntum, he was declared a public enemy, but managed to stay in Italy until 312, the year of his defeat at the Milvian Bridge, near Rome, where he met his death by drowning in the Tiber.

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