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Maximianus Antoninianus

maximianus-antoninianus-obv.jpgmaximianus-antoninianus-rev.jpg000_4409.jpg000_4406.jpg000_4410.jpg000_4405.jpgMaximianus Antoninianus, Emperor AD 286-310 pretty consistently for most of these years, with brief interruptions for retirement, father/son bonding, and, finally, a falling out with son and son-in-law, usurpation, and death (didn’t know when to call it quits), 21 mm, 4.03 gms, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Maximianus facing right, IMP MAXIMIANVS P AVG, Reverse:  Jupiter standing left holding Victory perched on a globe in his right palm and holding a long scepter in his left hand, an eagle at his feet, IOVI AVGG, darkly and evenly toned in light black, very attractive, great portrait of Maximianus, detailed Jupiter, Victory, and eagle on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, a lovely coin made all the more so by its even dark toning, difficult to photograph, graded EF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it, Asking price:  $157 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping information page) Note:  I included two photographs taken by the dealer from whom I purchased this coin.  It shows the detail better than my photos:  I have difficulty capturing the color on bronze coins or on coins darkly toned, as this antoninianus is.

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Maximianus Antoninianus

000_0244.JPG000_0243.JPG000_0239.JPG000_0238.JPG000_0237.JPG000_0236.JPG000_0234.JPG000_0233.JPG000_0232.JPG000_0231.JPG000_0229.JPG000_0227.JPGMaximianus Antoninianus, Emperor AD 286-305 (with two much shorter spurts of the purple AD 306-308 and AD 310 until he finally fell afoul of his son-in-law Constantine), minted at Antioch, RIC V, Part II, 622; RSC 311; Van Meter 24 but with none of Mr. Van Meter’s listed obverse legends, Obverse: radiate and cuirassed bust of Maximianus facing right, IMP C M AVR VAL MAXIMIANVS PF AVG, Reverse: Jupiter facing right, holding a globe and a scepter, Hercules facing left, holding Victory, a lionskin, and a club, IOV ET HERCV CONSER AVGG, * (star) and Delta in middle field, XXI in exergue, superb cameo-like portrait of the emperor, very detailed reverse, right down to a diminutive Victory perched atop Hercules’s outstretched hand, full and sharp legends on both sides of the coin, and what makes this coin especially lovely is the deserty and sandy toning, a beauty indeed, Asking price: $117 includes priority shipping and insurance000_0226.JPG

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Maximianus Antoninianus

000_9489.JPG000_9487.JPG000_9486.JPG000_9485.JPG000_9484.JPG000_9483.JPG000_9482.JPG000_9481.JPG000_9480.JPG000_9479.JPG000_9477.JPG000_9476.JPG000_9474.JPG000_9473.JPG000_9472.JPG000_9471.JPGMaximianus Antoninianus, Emperor 286-305 (and a couple of short reigns after that: he really should have stayed retired!), struck AD 285-288, RIC V, Part II, 543 C, 23.21 mm, 3.2 gms, Obverse: radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Maximianus facing right, IMP M AVR VAL MAXIMIANVS AVG, Reverse: Hercules standing right, buck naked (excuse me, nude), wearing (somewhat) his trademark lionskin and resting his club on a rock, HERCVLI CONSERVAT, a beautiful coin, sharp and well centered and struck, fantastic portrait of Maximianus, very detailed Hercules, full and sharp legends on both sides of the coin, the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased this coin grades it EF/EF and remarks that it has “full silvering.” Indeed it does, and it’s a lovely coin made all the prettier by its silvering, Asking price: $189 includes priority shipping and insurance000_9470.JPG

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Maximianus Antoninianus

000_7856.JPG000_7855.JPG000_7854.JPG000_7852.JPG000_7851.JPG000_7850.JPG000_7848.JPG000_7847.JPG000_7846.JPG000_7842.JPG000_7841.JPG000_7840.JPG000_7836.JPG000_7835.JPG000_7833.JPG000_7828.JPG000_7827.JPG000_7825.JPG000_7824.JPGAD 286-305, struck AD 295-296, RIC Vii 559, 23.66 mm, 3.7 gms, Obverse: radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Maximianus facing right, IMP C M A VAL MAXIMIANVS AVG, Reverse: Jupiter standing left, holding a long scepter and a thunderbolt, IOVI CONSERVAT, beautiful golden toning, an incredibly and exceptionally superb portrait of Maximianus, detailed reverse (with some flat striking on the reverse which does not detract in my opinion, especially in hand), full and clear legends on both sides, just a lovely, lovely coin, and graded EF/EF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it, Asking price: $167 includes priority shipping and insurance000_7823.JPG

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Maximianus AE Tetradrachm

000_7549.JPG000_7548.JPG000_7544.JPG000_7542.JPG000_7541.JPG000_7539.JPG000_7538.JPG000_7536.JPG000_7534.JPG000_7530.JPG000_7529.JPG000_7528.JPG000_7524.JPG000_7521.JPG000_7520.JPG000_7518.JPG000_7516.JPGAD 285-305 (with periods of revival as Augustus until his death AD 310), struck at Alexandria AD 290-291, 20 mm, 6.90 gms, Obverse: laureate and draped bust of Maximianus facing right, MAXIMIANOC CEB, Reverse: Nike advancing right, holding her wreath in her right hand and her palm branch in her left arm, L behind her, S in front of her, Regnal Year 6, the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased this coin and who grades it Extremely Fine states of it: “Chocolate-brown toning and with perfect surfaces.” Indeed a beautiful coin, very difficult for me to properly photograph, and with a somewhat darker/richer toning in hand than my photography shows, and very (!) sharp in hand, a sharp and superb portrait of Maximianus, sharp and detailed reverse, a pin sharp coin (there I go again) very well struck (including obverse legend) and centered with lovely, lovely toning and with a portrait of Maximianus that I would rate as far superior for his tetradrachms, simply a chiseled and flawless portrait.  This coin from my researches is an exceptional example of not only this particular issue of Maximianus, but in terms of all his tetradrachms, Asking price: $295 includes priority shipping and insurance000_7515.JPG

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Maximianus Antoninianus

000_7447.JPG000_7445.JPG000_7443.JPG000_7442.JPG000_7441.JPG000_7440.JPG000_7439.JPG000_7437.JPG000_7435.JPG000_7434.JPG000_7433.JPG000_7431.JPG000_7430.JPG000_7429.JPG000_7428.JPG000_7427.JPG000_7426.JPG000_7423.JPG000_7422.JPG000_7421.JPG000_7420.JPG000_7418.JPG000_7416.JPG000_7415.JPG000_7414.JPGAD 285-305 (also AD 306-308; and AD 310 for a last gasp wearing the purple), minted at Rome AD 285-286 (during his first reign), RIC Vii, 506; Cohen 355; 3.99 gms, Obverse: radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Maximianus facing right, IMP MAXIMIANVS PF AVG, Reverse: Jupiter standing left, holding a thunderbolt in his right hand and a scepter in his left, IOVI CONSERVAT AVGG, XXI(Gamma) in exergue, a beautiful coin in all respects, golden brown toning with much silvering remaining, exquisite detail on both obverse and reverse for Maximianus and Jupiter, crisp and sharp and full legends on both sides, well centered and struck on a very large flan, a gorgeous coin, especially in hand, and I think an exceptional example of this issue of Maximianus’s, Asking price: $295 includes priority shipping and insurance000_7413.JPG

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Maximianus Follis

000_2347.JPG000_2345.JPG000_2344.JPG000_2342.JPG000_2338.JPG000_2337.JPG000_2336.JPG000_2335.JPG000_2334.JPG000_2333.JPG000_2332.JPG000_2331.JPG000_2330.JPG000_2329.JPGstruck AD 294-298 at Heraclea, 28mm, 9.22 gms, Obverse: laureate bust of Maximianus facing right, large portrait, IMP C MA MAXIMIANVS PF AVG (without VAL), a variant not listed to my knowledge in RIC with this obverse legend, Reverse: Genius standing left holding patera and large cornucopia, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, HTA in exergue, a very attractive coin with wonderful portrait, Asking price: $143 includes priority shipping and insurance000_2327.JPG

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Maximianus Follis

000_2000.JPG000_1999.JPG000_1998.JPG000_1997.JPG000_1996.JPG000_1993.JPG000_1989.JPGMinted at Aquileia, 26 x 27mm, 9.2 gms, RIC VI: 31b for Aquileia, minted in AD 301, Obverse: laureate bust of Maximianus facing right, IMP MAXIMIANVS PF AVG, Reverse: Moneta standing half-left, her head turned left, holding scales in her right hand and cradling a cornucopia in her left arm, SACRA MONET AVGG ET CAESS NOSTR, AQS in exergue, V in the right field, graded EF (back when EF denoted a superlative grade!) by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased the coin, superb (!) portrait of Maximianus, wonderfully detailed Moneta and devices on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides with the exception of the T in NOSTR on the reverse not fully struck up, lovely chocolate brown surfaces with an (again!) superbly detailed portrait, an exceptional example in my opinion of this issue of Maximianus’s, a gem for sure, Asking price: $445 includes priority shipping and insurance000_1986.JPG

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Maximianus Follis

000_1819.JPG000_1818.JPG000_1817.JPG000_1815.JPG000_1797.JPG000_1795.JPG000_1794.JPG000_1788.JPG000_1786.JPG000_1784.JPG000_1783.JPG12.07 gms, Trier mint, struck AD 303-305, RIC 582b, Obverse: laureate and cuirassed bust of Maximianus facing right, IMP MAXIMIANVS AVG, Reverse: Genius standing left, naked but for a chlamys hanging from his left shoulder, holding a patera in his right hand and cradling a cornucopia in his left arm, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, S in the left field, F in the right field, PTR in exergue,000_1782.JPG EF in grade by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased the coin, beautiful and glossy dark brown patina, very sharp and attractive obverse and portrait, reverse very difficult for me to photograph, and sharper in hand than my photography shows with a detailed Genius and devices except for his head not fully struck, the last part of the reverse legend not fully struck up, Ex Langtoft Hoard, which is thought to have been buried about AD 325, unearthed September 24, 2000, this is a gorgeous coin indeed with an especially impressive portrait of Maximianus, one of the very best I’ve ever seen, razor sharp, Asking price: $360 includes priority shipping and insurance

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