Ticinum was a municipality and an important military site (a castrum) under the Roman Empire. In 476, Odoacer defeated Flavius Orestes at Ticinum after a long siege. To punish the city for helping his rival, Odoacer destroyed it completely. After the Lombards conquest, Pavia became the capital of their kingdom, 568 - 774. Dates of operation: c. 274 - 326 A.D. Mintmarks: T.
Maxentius, February 307 - 28 October 312 A.D.
With the legendCONSERV VRB SVAE, Maxentius declares he is the Savior of the City (Rome), protecting its customs and privileges.
RB66293. Bronze follis, RIC VI 108, F, weight 4.833 g, maximum diameter 24.7 mm, die axis 180o, Ticinum mint, May 308 - 310 A.D.; obverse IMP MAXENTIVS P F AVG, laureate head right; reverseCONSERV VRB SVAE, Roma seated facing in tetrastyle temple, head left, globe in right, spear in left, Victory on right offering wreath, TT in ex; rare (R2); $45.00 (€33.75)