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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.

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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

Extended information about this artwork

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