"This is modeled after the famous statue of the Spirit of the Roman People in the Roman . It is unclear when this statue was last seen as it is now lost. Although the coins celebrate a wide range of spirits (e.g., , , the Army, etc.), the basic design from the same statue...The act of pouring the libation to the emperor illustrates what the Christians were required to do in order not to be persecuted." -- Roman Bronze Coins From Paganism to Christianity 294-364 A.D. by RL84779. quarter , 170a (R), 32, 14645, -, VF, on a tight oval , dark fields with bare copper high points, 1.882 g, maximum 19.6 mm, 0o, (Sisak, Croatia) mint, as , 1 May 305 - 25 Jul 306 A.D.; FL VAL SEVERVS , laureate right; GENIO ROMANI (to the guardian spirit of the Roman People), standing left, nude but for cloak over shoulder and on , in right hand, in left hand, SIS in ; ex , list XLV, lot 656; ; $45.00 (€40.05)
engraving error: GENIO has been spelled GEINO.SH32713.
, 20a var. ( engraving error), aEF, 9.887 g, maximum 27.9 mm, 0o, ( , Bulgaria) mint, as , 1 May 305 - 25 Jul 306 A.D.; FL VAL SEVERVS , laureate right; GEINO ET CAESARVM NN, standing slightly left, left, nude but for over shoulders and left arm, on , pouring libations from in right hand, in left hand, KA in ; near full circles strike; very ; SOLD
was raised to the rank of in the , 1 May 305 A.D. Two years later he marched against in , but after many of his troops deserted, he was captured, imprisoned and later executed.SH66876.
, 56, 14637, 57, VF, slightly rough, 8.159 g, maximum 29.8 mm, 315o, 1st , mint, as , 1 May 305 - 25 Jul 306 A.D.; FL VAL SEVERVS NOB , laureate right; , Roman seated left, helmeted, against throne, on globe offering in right hand, long vertical behind in left, A upper right, flanking across , ALE in ; ; SOLD
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