Maxiamanus Nummis, ID tentative

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by GeorgeM, Jun 10, 2023.

  1. GeorgeM

    GeorgeM Well-Known Member

    Could use some help ID'ing this piece. Seller had it labelled as a Maxiamanus Nummus, but I'm not sure how to ID the mint or narrow down the year of mintage. I bought it simply because I like it.

    The defining traits that stand out to me are the bunny ears / V on the hair ribbon & the broad shoulder on his tunic. Can't seem to find anything that matches though.

    And is the reverse a portrayal of Maxiamanus as Hercules? Would this indicate a deification issue after his death?

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  3. expat

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  4. Victor_Clark

    Victor_Clark all my best friends are dead Romans Dealer

    Your coin is Galerius with an obverse legend of MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES and the reverse is GENIO POPVLI ROMANI. It was struck in Trier A.D. 298- 299 and is
    RIC VI Trier 358b
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  6. GeorgeM

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    Awesome! Thanks for the help!
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  9. LukeGob

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    A lot of the names for ancient coins we use now are modern, the real name lost to time. There is usually a mass range for a specific coin, yes, but there is waaay more play than with modern coins & outliers are not uncommon. Weight standards for a particular coin would also change, almost constantly. It's a lot to learn, but, like anything else, eventually it clicks.
    Here's a link to a site with lots of good info, especially on the Tetrachy. Just scroll down to the relevant era, it's in order by year.
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