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  1. OutsiderSubtype

    OutsiderSubtype Well-Known Member

    I guess most here are familiar with the CONSERV VRB SVAE legend on coins of Maxentius, characterizing him as protector of the City of Rome and its traditions.

    Heritage has what may be the ultimate example up for auction. A special issue heavy gold medallion. Not my coin obviously ... way out of my league.



    Here is an example that is more my speed. I do have this one in my collection:


    CT members were very helpful in helping me figure out the RBP mint mark.

    Post your CONSERV VRB SVAE!
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  3. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    What a pity !
    A coin featuring She wolf suckling twins that I will not have in my collection. Too bad.... :(

    Here's what I can contribute with


  4. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    A humble bronze CONSERV VRB SVAE:

    Maxentius as Augustus, AD 307-312.
    Roman billon follis, 6.53 g, 24.6 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 on pediment, H left, R S in exergue.
    Refs: RIC 202a; Cohen 21; RCV 14986.
  5. gogili1977

    gogili1977 Well-Known Member

    Ticinum and Acquileia
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  6. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Basileus Megalos

    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


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  7. gsimonel

    gsimonel Supporter! Supporter

    Constantine I ("the Great"):
    Rome mint, A.D. 307
    RIC 196
    Rev: CONSERVATO-RES VRB SVAE - Roma, in hexastyle temple, with globe, shield and scepter
    R✳Q in exergue
    27 mm, 5.8 g.
  8. Tejas

    Tejas Well-Known Member

    I got this Constantine I follis from the mint of Ticinum recently.


    I think the coin was struck between late AD 307 and 308.

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  9. Valentinian

    Valentinian Supporter! Supporter

    The CONSERV VRB SVAE type was initiated by Maxentius, as seen above. His father, the former emperor Maximian, joined Maxentius and began his "second reign." Maxentius minted for Maximian:

    25 mm. 7.35 grams.
    RIC VI Aquileia 121b "Autumn 307 - c. 309/310"
    ex Empire auction May 5, 1985, lot 423.
  10. Tony1982

    Tony1982 Well-Known Member

    maxentius Ae Follis
    Ticinum mint c307-308
  11. Tejas

    Tejas Well-Known Member

    The Maximian follis is fantastic. I didn't even know it existed. The portrait is great.
  12. Orielensis

    Orielensis Supporter! Supporter

    That's a wonderful coin! The Aquileia style generally appears to be a bit better than that of other mints, in my case Ticinium:
    Rom – Maximian, Follis, Tempel (neuestes Foto).png
    Maximian (struck under Maxentius), Roman Empire, AE1 ("follis"), 307–308 AD, Ticinum mint. Obv: IMP C MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, head of Maximian, laureate, r. Rev: CONSERV VRB SVAE; Roma seated in hexastyle temple, holding globe and sceptre; in exergue, TT. 27mm, 5.83g. Ref: RIC VI Ticinum 92.

    And here are two coins CONSERV VRB SUAE coins with different bust and temple types minted for Maxentius himself:
    Rom – Maxentius, Follis, Tempel (klein).png
    Maxentius, Roman Empire, AE1 ("follis"), 307–308 AD, Ticinium mint. Obv: MAXENTIVS P F AVG; bust of Maxentius, laureate, draped, cuirassed, r. Rev: CONSERV VRB SVAE; Roma seated in hexastyle temple, holding globe and sceptre; in exergue, PT. 26mm, 7.06g. Ref: RIC VI Ticinium 95.

    Rom – Maxentius, AE1, Roma im Tempel.png
    Maxentius, Roman Empire, AE1 (“follis”), 309–310 AD, Rome mint. Obv: IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG; head of Maxentius, laureate, r. Rev: CONSERV VRB SVAE; Roma seated l. in hexastyle temple, holding globe and sceptre and leaning on shield; in pediment wreath, in exergue, RBT. 25.5mm, 6.27g. Ref: RIC VI Rome 210.
  13. Victor_Clark

    Victor_Clark standing on the shoulders of giants Dealer

    this one is a little rough, but the pediment on the reverse makes up for it.


    A.D. 307- 308
    25x28mm 5.3gm
    IMP MAXENTIVS P F AVG, laureate head right.
    CONSERV VRB SVAE, Roma seated in hexastyle temple holding globe & sceptre, Jupiter and Hercules flanked by river gods in pediment, Victories as acroteria; H in left field.
    In ex. RQ
    RIC VI Rome 205
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