Maxentius was the son of Maximinianus, and a talented soldier. He was raised to the rank of Caesar on 28 October 306 A.D., by the Italians and Praetorian Guard in rebellion against Severus II. He quickly invited his father, who had been forced to abdicate, to resume rule. Although declared a public enemy at the famed Conference of Carnutum, Maxentius remained in control of Italy until 312 A.D. At the famous Battle of Milvian Bridge he fell from the bridge and drowned in the Tiber. His demoralized army was defeated by Constantine I.
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)