Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Pishpash, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. Pishpash

    Pishpash Mater dracones - spero Supporter

    I like this. Some silvering remains
    maximianus obvs.jpg maximianus revs.jpg

    Coin: Bronze Antoninianus
    IMP C M A MAXIMIANVS AVG - radiate and draped bust right
    CONCORDIA MILITVM - Jupiter presents Victory on a globe to Maximianus, Delta between
    Exergue: [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Mint: Heraclea (AD 292-295)
    Wt./Size/Axis: 4.21g / 22mm / -
    References: RIC 607, D
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  3. Orfew

    Orfew Supporter! Supporter

    A very strong portrait on that coin. Very nice.
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  4. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    A superior example of the type! It's always fascinating to see how time treats similar coins differently. Yours is crisp and silvered with very little wear. Mine is overgrown with a thick patina that has made all the details mushy, even though it likely has no more circulation wear than yours.

  5. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Great stuff, got the same type recently, will post it eventually.
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  6. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    Awesome!! => another winner, Pish (congrats)

    Hey, I actually have two examples of this dude ...

    Maximianus Antoninianus (Partly Silvered)
    286-305 B.C.
    Diameter: 22mm
    Weight: 3.61 grams
    Obverse: Radiate portrait right
    Reverse: Victory being handed to Maximianus by Jupiter, CONCORDIA MILITVM EF, E in midfield, XXI in exergue ....... $24 (delivered)

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    Maximianus AE Follis
    (Cyzicus mint)
    Date: 305 AD
    Diameter: 28.5 mm
    Weight: 8.44 grams
    Obverse: D N MAXIMIANO BEATISSIMO SEN AVG - Bust of Maximianus, holding mappa and branch
    Reverse: PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG - Providentia and Quies facing each other. * between, S / F in fields, KD in exergue
    E in midfield, XXI in exergue

    Maximianus AE Follis a.jpg Maximianus AE Follis b.jpg
  7. Mikey Zee

    Mikey Zee Delenda Est Carthago

    My contribution to the thread....
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  8. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    You folks influenced me to buy one of these nice coins about a year ago, from the ANA show in Chicago:

    CE 286-305
    AE follis, 9.9 gm, 27 mm
    Obv: IMP C M A MAXIMIANVS PF AVG, laureate head right
    Rev: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left holding cornucopia and pouring from a patera; XXI in left field, E in right field, ALE in exergue
    Mint: Alexandria
    Ref: RIC VI 30b
  9. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES! Supporter

    that's a SWEET example of the type pish, silvered and sharp as can be.

    several nice ones here..i'll refrain from posting mine..not the best.
  10. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

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  11. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    The big point here is JA's 'mushy' coin is not at all the same as the OP or Steve's antoniniani but is a post reform radiate which did not have the 4.77% silver content or silver wash when issued. It has no XXI and usually patinates differently. Pish's OP coin is as nicely surfaced as I recall seeing on these.

    My contribution to the Maximianus antoninianus show is a coin issued by Carausius in Britain (London mintmark MLXXI) as part of his failed attempt to win favor with Maximianus and Diocletian. It's condition is not great but they are not easy to find.

    My post reform is from Cyzicus and has sand over green patina. It is like JA's except it is workshop delta (4) while is is E (5). If you find one of these with silver, it was added by a seller hoping to make them more salable. The alloy on these wears a bit differently and patinates better (at least the ones I have seen seem to). Post reform coins of the larget size were silvered washed and silver bearing so it will be harder to find a large follis like Mikey and TIF showed with surfaces like the radiates of JA or the one below.
  12. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Great detail PP.
    Maximianus 9.jpg Maximianus 2.jpg
  13. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    In going through some old mixed lot bronzes, taking photographs, I found another Maximianus. The obverse is fairly nice; very tidy legend, portrait, and centering :). The reverse... meh. I hope I have the correct attribution.

    CE 286-305
    AE antoninianus, 22 mm, 3.9 gm
    Obv: IMP C M A MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, radiate cuirassed bust right
    Rev: CONCORDIA MILITVM, Jupiter presents Victory on a globe to Maximianus, H between, XXI in exergue
    Ref: RIC VI 621 H
  14. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

  15. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

  16. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter! WAIT a minute...

    1) @Pishpash: VERY very nice Maximianus! You all are starting to turn me to RE's...
    2) But: HOW can you let @stevex6 POST right now??? He has LEFT, has given @Bing the Keys to the Kingdom... But Steve can post? He supposed to be GONE for 2 weeks, enjoying time with his Father...
    3) LOL, I am COMPLETELY at a loss over this. :D So confused...

    Steve: Hope the flights were good! Hope you are having a great time in VBC!!! :) Get back to your family dude!!! :D
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  17. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    I think you are looking at a post from about 10 days ago. Don't tell him, but I miss Steve already.
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  18. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    LOL, OOppps!! You, I reckon I did! Well at least we were keeping you from being Usurped!
  19. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    Doug is right of course. The coin I posted is a post-reform radiate as opposed to an antoninianus. Here's an ant then - this is a good example of a billon coin with remnants of silvering...

  20. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Very nice. I particularly like the rev. but its great on both side.
  21. Joseph Sarkissian

    Joseph Sarkissian Active Member

    Hi all, I just came across this Maximianus with Concordia on the reverse and confused about the mintmark. It seems to be ANT. Most coins I search have the XXI or ALE mintmark. ANT could be antioch but I can't find any similar ones online. Any clues what this is?

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