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Aquilea Mint

The Roman mint at Aquileia, Italy was open 294 to 324 A.D. and 334 - 430 A.D. Common mintmarks include: AQ, AQOB, AQPS, AQVI, AQVIL, and SMAQ.

Constans, 9 September 337 - 19 January 350 A.D.

|Constans|, |Constans,| |9| |September| |337| |-| |19| |January| |350| |A.D.||heavy| |maiorina|
The reverse legend translates, "Happy Times Restored." Happy times would not last for Constans. This coinage was among his last issues before his general Magnentius rebelled and had him killed.
RL90437. Billon heavy maiorina, RIC VIII Siscia 244, LRBC II 1136, Voetter 31, SRCV V 18730, Cohen VII 10, Choice gVF, light encrustations, weight 4.945 g, maximum diameter 22.8 mm, die axis 45o, 2nd officina, Aquileia mint, 348 - 350 A.D.; obverse D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse FEL TEMP REPARATIO (happy times restored), Constans standing left in Galley left, labarum in left hand, Phoenix on globe in right hand, Victory steering at stern, AQS in exergue; SOLD


Maxentius, February 307 - 28 October 312 A.D.

|Maxentius|, |Maxentius,| |February| |307| |-| |28| |October| |312| |A.D.||follis|
Aquileia is an ancient Roman city in Italy, at the head of the Adriatic at the edge of the lagoons, about 10 kilometers (6 mi) from the sea, on the river Natiso (modern Natisone), the course of which has changed somewhat since Roman times. Today, the city is small (about 3,500 inhabitants), but it was large and prominent in Antiquity as one of the world's largest cities with a population of 100,000 in the 2nd century A.D. and is one of the main archeological sites of Northern Italy.
RB88947. Billon follis, Paolucci-Zub 173a, RIC VI Aquileia 113, Hunter V 42, SRCV IV 14992, Cohen VII 42, aEF, excellent centering, attractive brown tone, traces of silvering, some high-points weak, edge crack, weight 4.639 g, maximum diameter 26.5 mm, die axis 0o, 3rd officina, Aquileia mint, 309 - 310 A.D.; obverse IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG, laureate head right; reverse CONSERVAT VRB SVAE (Guardian of the city traditions), within a hexastyle temple temple, Emperor standing right, his left foot on bound captive seated right, both before Roma enthroned enthroned left, Emperor holds scepter in left hand, Roma presenting him with a globe, shield against her near side, Victories as acroteria, wolf and twins on pediment, AQΓ in exergue; ex Harlan J. Berk; SOLD


Constantius I, May 305 - 25 July 306 A.D.

|Constantius| |I|, |Constantius| |I,| |May| |305| |-| |25| |July| |306| |A.D.||follis| |(large)|
In 303 A.D., Diocletian began to persecute the Christians in earnest.
RT93182. Billon follis (large), RIC VI Aquileia 32a, SRCV IV 14094, Cohen VII 264, Hunter V -, Choice gVF, well centered, dark green patina, nice portrait, weight 8.936 g, maximum diameter 27.8 mm, die axis 180o, 3rd officina, Aquileia mint, as caesar, c. 301 A.D.; obverse CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, laureate head right; reverse SACRA MONET AVGG ET CAESS NOSTR (the sacred money of our two emperors and two princes), Moneta standing left, scales in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, V in right field, AQΓ in exergue; from the Errett Bishop Collection; SOLD







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