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Maxentius Follis

Maxentius Follis, Emperor AD 306-312, minted at Rome AD 308-310, RIC 210, 7.4 gms, Obverse:  laureate bust of Maxentius facing right, IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG, Reverse:  Roma seated facing in a hexastyle temple, her head turned left, holding a globe in her right hand and a long scepter in her left, a shield at the base of the scepter, a wreath in the temple’s pediment, CONSERV VRB SVAE, RBP in exergue, a very attractive coin with pretty even yellow/brown patina, a very bold, impressive, and detailed portrait of Maxentius, a detailed Roma and temple on the reverse, and full and clear legends with the exception of CO in CONSERV on the reverse partly off the flan and VG in AVG on the obverse just barely partly off the flan, a well struck and centered coin with those exceptions, Asking price:  $170 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Maxentius Follis

Maxentius Follis, Emperor AD 306-312, minted at Rome, RIC 210?, RIC 258?, Obverse:  laureate bust of Maxentius facing right, IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG, Reverse:  Roma seated left in hexastyle temple, her head turned left, holding a globe in her right hand and a long scepter in her left, a shield at the side, a wreath in the pediment of the temple, CONSERV VRB SVAE, RBS in exergue, an attractive coin with light chocolate brown patina actually well struck and centered, though the irregular flan causes VRB SVAE on the reverse to be not fully struck up and/or off the flan, other than that a wonderful and very detailed portrait of Maxentius, a detailed Roma and devices on the reverse, full and clear obverse legend, an “ugly duckling” of a coin due to its irregular flan but a real swan with its superb portrait and detailed reverse, Asking price:  $135 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Maxentius Follis

000_3262.JPG000_3258.JPG000_3257.JPG000_3255.JPG000_3253.JPG000_3251.JPG000_3249.JPG000_3246.JPGMaxentius Follis, Emperor AD 306-312, struck at Ticinum AD 308-310, RIC VI 109, 23 mm, 8.0 gms, Obverse: laureate bust of Maxentius facing right, IMP MAXENTIVS PF AVG, Reverse: Roma seated facing in a quadrastyle (tetrastyle) temple, her head left, holding a globe and a scepter, and being crowned by Victory with a wreath, CONSERV VRB SVAE, TT in exergue, very attractive coin with lovely light chocolate brown patina, superb and sharp portrait of Maxentius, very detailed reverse, full and clear obverse legend with the exception of the G in AVG, full and clear reverse legend excepting the first part of CONSERV partly off the flan, a very heavy coin for the type at 8.0 gms, and struck on a thick flan, a lovely coin indeed and from my researches a very scarce type for Maxentius.  From an old English collection assembled during an approximately 40 year interval.  The original ticket (disk with handwritten information) included. Graded EF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it.  There is just the slightest bit of roughness, but it is very minimal and hardly perceptible in hand, a beautiful coin well struck and a lovely, lovely example with great detail, and an exceptional example of this issue of Maxentius’s, Asking price: $375 includes priority shipping and insurance000_3245.JPG

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Maxentius Follis

000_2451.JPG000_2450.JPG000_2448.JPG000_2446.JPG000_2452.JPG000_2444.JPG000_2443.JPG000_2441.JPG000_2438.JPG000_2437.JPG000_2435.JPG000_2434.JPGMaxentius Follis, Emperor AD 306-312, struck at Rome AD 308-310, RIC VI, 210; Van Meter 18, 23 x 24 mm, 6.7 gms, Obverse: laureate bust of Maxentius facing right, IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG, Reverse: Roma seated in a temple with six columns (hexastyle), holding a scepter and a globe, a wreath on the temple’s pediment, CONSERV VRB SVAE, RBS in exergue, very attractive dark chocolate brown patina, wonderful portrait of Maxentius in high relief, very detailed temple and Roma on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides with the exception of parts of the reverse legend slightly softly struck though very legible (glossy brown is difficult for me to photograph), a beautiful and detailed coin graded VF (and this was back when VF denoted a very nice coin indeed!) by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it and who notes of it: “Nice glossy dark brown surfaces. From an old English collection assembled during an approximately 40 year interval.” I personally would grade this coin a touch higher.  A lovely coin with a superb portrait and temple, Asking price: $135 includes priority shipping and insurance000_2432.JPG000_2452.JPG

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Maxentius Follis

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Maxentius Follis

000_2679.JPG000_2678.JPG000_2671.JPG000_2670.JPG000_2669.JPG000_2668.JPG000_2664.JPG000_2662.JPG000_2660.JPG000_2659.JPG000_2653.JPGMinted late AD 309, Ric VI: 14 for Ostia, where it is rated as R3, 22 X 24 mm, 5.9 gms, Obverse: laureate bust of Maxentius facing right, IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG, Reverse: the Dioscuri (Castor and Pollux) standing facing holding scepters, their bodies and heads turned toward each other, holding two bridled horses between them, AETERNITAS AVG N, MOST Delta in exergue, scarce Ostia mint for Maxentius, first follis of Maxentius issued from Ostia, a stunning and sharp portrait of Maxentius, very detailed Dioscuri and horses on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, but some letters in the legends are not fully struck up but very legible and fully present, a real beauty indeed, Interesting provenance note: from an old English collection assembled during an approximately000_2651.JPG 40 year period, with original collection ticket indicating it was purchased from Seaby in 1950,  Asking price: $285 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Maxentius Follis

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