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Maximian, 286 - 305, 306 - 308, and 310 A.D.
Pax, regarded by the ancients as a goddess, was worshiped not only at Rome but also at Athens. Her altar could not be stained with blood. Claudius began the construction of a magnificent temple to her honor, which Vespasian finished, in the Via Sacra. The attributes of Peace are the hasta pura, the olive branch, the cornucopia, and often the caduceus. Sometimes she is represented setting fire to a pile of arms.
RA84973. Billon antoninianus
, RIC V-2
399; Bastien VII
387, pl. XXVIII (46 spec.); Cohen VI
442; Compas Collection
235, EF/VF, choice obverse
with much silvering
slightly off center with light corrosion, 2nd officina
, France) mint, weight
3.476g, maximum diameter
21.2mm, die axis
, 7th emission, 290 - 291 A.D.; obverse
IMP MAXIMIANVS AVG, radiate
left, wearing imperial mantle, eagle-tipped scepter
in right hand; reverse PAX AVGG
(the peace of the two emperors), Pax standing left, Victory
on globe in right hand, transverse scepter
in left hand, B in exergue
Catalog current as of Tuesday, April 23, 2019.
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