A.D.) - AE Follis - 26x25mm, 9.08gr
|Obverse - MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES
Galerius, his laureate head right.
|Reverse - SACRA
MONET AVGG ET CAESS NOSTR
Moneta standing left holding scales and cornucopiae.
Star in left field, B in right field, Star SIS in Exergue.
|Minted at officina B in Siscia
(Sisak, Croatia) in 302 A.D., during his reign as
Caesar under Diocletian
Sutherland, C.H.V., "Roman Imperial Coinage", Volume 6 (RIC), Siscia, p469, nr 137b
Voetter, Otto, "Die Münzen der römischen Kaiser, Kaiserinnen und Caesaren von Diocletianus bis Romulus, Katalog der
hinterlassenen Sammlung und Aufzeichnung des Herrn Paul Gerin" (Voetter-Gerin), Siscia, Galerius Maximianus, p286, nr 18.
Failmezger, V., "Roman Bronze Coins From Paganism To Christianity 294-364 A.D.", nr 28G.
Van Meter, D., "Handbook of Roman Imperial Coins", p282, nr 35.
Suarez, R., "Encyclopedia of Roman Imperial Coins" (ERIC), p425, nr.69 var R074 (B15, O41, R074, T43, M13)
Quality: Very Fine+
This coin was once part of the Northern Sinai hoard, found around 1965 "at a tel just to the west of the village of esh-Sheikh
Zuweid. The site of the tel, on the ancient Via Maris, has been identified with the Beth Tappuah (i.e. House of the Apple), known
in Greek as Boutaphion. It is on the coast c. 15 km south-west of Rafah towards El Arish, which in 1965 was the capital of
Egyptian Sinai." (1)
The coin still has the original green patina which is typical of coins from the Northern Sinai Hoard..
(1) = Cathy E. King & Arnold Spaer, "A Hoard of Folles from Northern Sinai", Numismatic Chronicle, 1977, p66.
See my page on "My folles from the Northern Sinai Hoard