Leu Numismatik AG > Web Auction 29Auction date: 24 February 2024
Lot number: 2364

Price realized: 220 CHF   (Approx. 250 USD / 231 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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Maxentius, 307-312. Follis (Bronze, 24 mm, 6.00 g, 6 h), Aquileia, 308-309. IMP MAXENTIVS P F AVG CONS II Laureate bust of Maxentius to right in consular robes, holding eagle-tipped scepter in his right hand. Rev. CONSERV - VRB SVAE / AQS Roma seated facing within hexastyle temple, holding globe in her right hand and scepter in her left; at her side, shield; in pediment, crescent. Drost 29b. Paolucci & Zub 169. RIC 125. Rare. Slightly rough, otherwise, extremely fine.

During the early to mid Empire, consular dating on coinage was common, but by the end of the third and the beginning of the fourth century, consular dates rarely appear on Roman coinage. In addition to the consular date, the emperor is also shown wearing the trabea triumphalis and holding the imperial eagle-tipped scepter. The trabea was an elaborately embroidered piece of clothing in either red or purple, and only worn by high government officials, such as consuls. It subsequently evolved into the ceremonial loros, which was worn by the imperial family during Byzantine times.

Starting price: 50 CHF