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Antoninianus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Marcus Aurelius Valerius Maximianus (Maximian or Maximianus I)

A work made of bronze.
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Date:

about 293

Artist:

Roman, minted in Cyzicus

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the emperor Marcus Aurelius, facing right and wearing a radiate crown.

On the back (reverse), the god Jupiter presents the emperor with a globe, atop which the goddess Victory is shown.

Marcus Aurelius Valerius Maximianus (sometimes called Maximianus I or Maximian) issued coins only as Augustus. The appearance of "M A" refers to the "Marcus Aurelius" in his name.

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Antoninianus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Marcus Aurelius Valerius Maximianus (Maximian or Maximianus I)

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

293 CE

Medium

Bronze

Inscriptions

Obverse: IMP C M A MAXIMIANUS AVG Reverse: CONCORDIA MILITUM ; mintmark XXI

Dimensions

Diam. 2.3 cm; 3.60 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.839

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