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Constantius I, May 305 - 25 July 306 A.D.
Certificate of Authenticity issued by David R. Sear.
This type depicts Hercules holding the golden apples of the Hesperides. Diocletian and Maximian had placed themselves under the divine protection of Jupiter and Hercules respectively, Diocletian and Galerius calling themselves "Jovians' and Maximian and Constantius 'Herculians.'
SH08930. Gold aureus, RIC VI Antiochia 8; Calico 4833a; Depeyrot p. 139, 9/4; Cohen VII 145, aVF/VF, traces of mounting at 12 o'clock, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, weight 5.29g, maximum diameter 19.4mm, die axis 180o
, as caesar, 293 - 295 A.D.; obverse CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, laureate head right; reverse HERCVLI CONS CAES (Hercules protector of Caesar), Hercules standing facing, head left, leaning on club and holding apples, lion skin over shoulder, SMAΞ* in exergue; very rare
(RIC rarity R4, Calico rarity R1), conservative Sear grading; SOLD
Catalog current as of Monday, August 19, 2019.
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