New Maxentius

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  1. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Redditor Lucis Aeternae

    Maxentius was the son of Maximian Herculis and Emperor of Rome between 306 and 312 A.D. when he was defeated by Constantine at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge. Before the battle Constantine purportedly saw an image of the Chi-Rho in the heavens, so as the story goes he had his soldiers paint the symbol on their shields, confident that God would lead them to victory. This is a new addition to my collection and my first Maxentius won at auction last evening.

    Maxentius, 306-312 A.D.

    Type: AE Follis, Rome mint (probably) 308-310 A.D.

    Obverse: Laureate head of Maxentius right, IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG

    Reverse: Roma seated facing left, holding orb, in hexastyle temple with peaked roof, wreath in pediment, CONSERV VRB SVAE

    Reference: RIC 210; Sear 14987



    Thanks for looking and share your Maxentius' coins!
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  3. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Redditor Lucis Aeternae

    Also, the seller didn't indicate size or weight in grams, so that will have to wait til Thursday or so when the coin has been received in the mail.
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  4. Roman Collector

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    Lovely! I like the CONSERV VRB SVAE reverse types, even though they are common. There are interesting variations in the acroteria on the temple and in the decoration on the pediment as well as a variety of marks in the fields. Here's mine:

    Maxentius CONSERV VRB SVAE follis.jpg
    Maxentius as Augustus, AD 307-312.
    Roman billon follis; 6.57 g, 25.7 mm, 10 h.
    Rome, AD 307-308.
    Obv: IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG, radiate head right.
    Rev: CONSERV VRB SVAE, Roma seated facing in hexastyle temple, head left, globe in right hand, scepter in left, shield at side behind, Victories as acroteria, wreath in pediment, H left, R S in exergue.
    Refs: RIC 202a; Cohen 21; RCV 14986.
  5. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Redditor Lucis Aeternae

    Nice one @Roman Collector ! I've bid on a few hexastyle temple types but have always lost in the last seconds. Well, this time I won!
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  6. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Great coins, both of you. I have found a Maximian in my cleanings but not one of his son. I particularly love the reverses of your coins.
  7. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Redditor Lucis Aeternae

    I don't have many architectural types so it was nice to add this one to the brood.
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  8. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Nice addition.

    Maxentius (306 - 312 A.D.)
    Æ Follis
    O: IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG, laureate bust right.
    R: VICTORIA AETERNA AVG N, Victory advancing left with wreath & palm.
    In ex. MOSTT
    Ostia mint
    RIC 54
  9. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    Nice Maxentius follis, ancient coin hunter. I have one from the Rome mint, with some green stuff on it (not bronze disease, it is hard, not powdery, but I'm keeping an eye on it).

    Last year I got to see the Imperial Regalia of Maxentius in Rome - archaeologists dug the items up on the Palentine Hill in 2006. These things are in their own room, very dark and a little spooky.

    Maxentius Follis July 2018 (0).jpg
    Maxentius Æ Follis
    (308-310 A.D.) Rome mint

    IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG laureate head right / CONSERV VRB SVAE, Roma seated in hexastyle temple, knobs as acroteria; wreath in pediment, RBQ in exergue.
    RIC 210.
    (7.36 grams / 24 mm)
  10. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Redditor Lucis Aeternae

    Sounds like it was a fun visit to Rome. Alas, I haven't been there yet. I spent a lot of time in Istanbul (Constantinople) but have yet to see the eternal city.
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  11. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

  12. Caesar_Augustus

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  13. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Nice example, @ancient coin hunter. A bit of a flat strike seems really common for these. Where yours received it over the mintmark, mine got it over Roma’s head.


    And here’s another Maxentius I like, from the Carthage mint.

    AE Follis. 10.27g, 27.5mm, Carthage mint, 2nd officina, early 307 AD, RIC 57, Failmezgar 123 O: IMP MAXENTIVS PF AVG, laureate head right. R: CONSERVATOR AFRICAE SVAE, SE-F in field, Africa standing left, wearing elephant skin headdress and holding signum and tusk, at feet to left a lion with captured bull; B (for 2nd officina) in exergue.
  14. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Redditor Lucis Aeternae

    Really nice examples @zumbly - that Carthage one is one sweet coin!
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  15. randygeki

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  16. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Great coin ancient coin hunter, so many styles of this Maxentius temple type. Very collectable. LTb86cGMX9txKKn2Q4ry7tD7eMg523.jpg
  17. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Redditor Lucis Aeternae

    Thanks. I agree that they are very collectable - now why haven't I got one until now?
  18. Orielensis

    Orielensis Well-Known Member

    Great coin! Though I'm keeping my eyes open for a temple reverse, this is so far my only Maxentius:

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    Maxentius, Roman Empire, AE "Follis", 309–312 AD, mint: Ostia. Obv: IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG, laureate head right. Rev: AETERNITAS AVG N, the Dioscuri standing facing each other, each holding sceptre and the reins of his horse, mintmark MOSTQ. 24 mm, 5.38 g. Ref: RIC VI, 35 Q.
  19. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES! Supporter

    Cool new Maxentius ACH!

    Here's my Maxentius/temple combo!

  20. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Cool addition @ancient coin hunter

    Ostia mint, 3rd officina AD 309
    IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG, Laureate head of Maxentius right
    AET ERNITAS AVGN, Dioscuri facing each other, holding their horse by bridle. Between them she wolf suckling Remus and Romulus. MOSTΓ at exergue
    7.43 gr
    Ref : Cohen # 10, RCV # 14976 (100), RIC VI # 16

    Aquilea mint, 1st officina, AD 309-310
    IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG, Laureate head of Maxentius right
    CONSERV VRBS SVAE, Tetrastyle temple, Roma seated left, a foot on captive, giving a globe to Maxentius standing right. She wolf suckling Romulus and Remus in pediment. AQP at exergue
    6.55 gr
    Ref : RCV # 14992 (100), Cohen #42

    Ostia mint, 1st officina AD 309-312
    IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG, Laureate head of Maxentius right
    SAECVLI FELICITAS AVG N, She wolf left, suckling Romulus and Remus, MOSTP at exergue
    Ref : RIC VI # 52, RCV # 15024, Cohen # 101 (12)

  21. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

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