A.D.) - AE Reduced Follis - 26mm, 7.10gr
|Obverse - IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG
Maxentius, his laureate head right.
|Reverse - CONSERV VRB SVAE
Roma seated left on shield in tetrastyle temple, handing globe to Maxentius,
and holding sceptre in left hand. A seated captive between them.
Temple has wolf and twins in pediment and victories as acroteria.
AQG in Exergue.
|Minted at at officina Gamma in Aquileia (Italy) offcina T in the late summer of 307 A.D.
Sutherland, C.H.V., "Roman Imperial Coinage", Volume 6 (RIC), Aquileia, p325, nr 113.
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), Aquileia, Maxentius, p65, #3.
Failmezger, V., "Roman Bronze Coins From Paganism To Christianity 294-364 A.D.", nr 126gM3.
Van Meter, D., "Handbook of Roman Imperial Coins", p284, nr 19.
Suarez, R., "Encyclopedia of Roman Imperial Coins" (ERIC), p434, nr.21 (B14, O04, R05, T41, M1)
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"