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Maxentius, February 307 - 28 October 312 A.D.
Maxentius assumed power in a rebellion against Severus II, who had removed the tax exemptions enjoyed by residents of the city of Rome. The legend CONSERVATORES VRB SVAE declares Maxentius is the Savior of the City, protecting its customs and privileges.
RB64551. Billon follis
, RIC VI Ticinum
103, VF, well centered
, excellent bust
, 3rd officina
(Pavia, Italy) mint, weight
7.161g, maximum diameter
24.8mm, die axis
, 20 Apr - end 308 A.D.; obverse IMP C
MAXENTIVS P F AVG
, laureate bust
wearing imperial mantle left, eagle-tipped scepter
in right; reverse CONSERV VRB SVAE
seated facing within, head
left, globe in right hand, long scepter
in left hand, pediment
empty, knobs for acroteria
, TT in exergue
Catalog current as of Thursday, February 21, 2019.
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