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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.
RA87258. Billon antoninianus
, RIC V-2 Lugdunum
408 (S), Bastien Lyon
XI 613 pl. XLIII (5 ex.), Cohen VI
436 var. (helmeted), Hunter IV
- (p. clxxxvii), SRCV IV
-, gVF, well centered
and struck, traces if silvering
, porous, 1st officina
, France) mint, weight
3.497g, maximum diameter
24.1mm, die axis
, emission 12, series 2, 294 A.D.; obverse
MAXIMIANVS P F AVG
and cuirassed bust
right; reverse PAX AVGG
(the peace of the two emperors), Pax standing left, olive branch in right hand, transverse scepter
in left hand, A in exergue
Catalog current as of Saturday, April 20, 2019.
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