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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Tetrarchy| > |Maxentius| > RT91864
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.
RT91864. Billon follis, RIC VI Ticinum 95, SRCV IV 14980, Cohen IV 27 28, Hunter V -, aVF, a little rough, edge crack, 1st officina, Ticinum (Pavia, Italy) mint, weight 5.732g, maximum diameter 24.7mm, die axis 0o, autumn 307 - spring 308 A.D.; obverse MAXENTIVS P F AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse CONSERV VRB SVAE (Guardian of the city traditions), Roma seated facing in ornate hexastyle temple, head left, globe in right hand, long scepter in left hand, pediment empty, knobs for acroteria, PT in exergue; $40.00










OBVERSE| LEGENDS|

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MAXENTIVSNOBC
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