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    Maximianus As Senior

    Maximianus as Senior Augustus. After abdication in 305 AD. Aureus, 5.21g (1h). Rome, 306-7 AD. Obv: MAXIMIAN - VS SEN P F AVG Head laureate right. Rx: CONCORD MILIT FELIC ROMANOR Concordia, veiled, standing right, holding scepter and clasping hands with Hercules, nude, head laureate, standing left, leaning on club with left hand; E in center field, PR in exergue. RIC 134 (R3). Depeyrot 15/1, p. 87 (5 specimens). Calicó 4609 (same dies). Cohen 42 (Paris, 300 Fr.). Struck in high relief. Unusual for these coins in that the portrait seems to be recognizable as an individual. Small dig in the forehead has been smoothed over and repaired, otherwise Mint State.

    Ex Künker 94, 30 September 2004, lot 2041. Ex Auctiones 29, 12 June 2003, lot 365.

    A nice reverse type from the period of Maximian's resumption of power under his son Maxentius at Rome: Maximian, as Hercules, steps forward to restore harmony to the armies of the empire, guaranteeing happiness to the Roman people, according to the legend. The aurei of this issue "are mostly very rare" (Sutherland, RIC, p. 340).


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