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Coin Portraying Emperor Maximianus

A work made of billon.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of billon.

Date:

288-289

Artist:

Roman

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays a bust of emperor Maximianus, cuirassed, laureate, and facing right. The back (reverse) depicts Homonoia walking to the left, right hand outstretched, left hand cradling a double cornucopia. The date this coin was struck is indicated in the obverse inscription ” L Γ “, which means the third year of Maximianus’s reign, or 288-289 CE. Maximianus reigned as emperor from 286-305 CE.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Coin Portraying Emperor Maximianus

Origin

Alexandria

Date

Struck 288 CE–289 CE

Medium

Billon

Inscriptions

Obverse: AKMAOVA MAXIMIANO[C CEB] Reverse: L Γ

Dimensions

Diam. 1.9 cm; 7.55 g

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection

Reference Number

1938.1222

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