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Maxentius

M. Aurelius Valerius Maxentius
Augustus (AD 306-312)  |  De Imperatoribus Romanis entry

Maxentius was the son of Maximianus and brother-in-law of Constantine. Soon after Diocletian's retirement, disgruntled because he was passed over for promotion, he declared himself Emperor at Rome. The other tetrarchs did not recognise him, but he made a short-lived alliance with Constantine, that was soon broken. Maxentius was defeated at the battle of the Milvian bridge and drowned trying to escape


Obverse Legends on coins depicting Maxentius

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Coins of Maxentius currently available

Maxentius
Bronze follis issued AD 309/310.
Obv: IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG, Laureate head facing right.
Rev: CONSERV VRB SVAE, Emperor standing receiving globe from Roma seated within tetrastyle temple (AQΓ in ex.).
Fine-Very Fine   |   AUD $100.00
Maxentius
Bronze follis issued AD 309-312.
Obv: IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG, Laureate head facing right.
Rev: AETERNITAS AVG N, Dioscuri standing each holding bridled horse (MOSTQ in ex.).
Good Very Fine   |   AUD $140.00
Maxentius
Bronze follis issued AD 308-310.
Obv: IMP MAXENTIVS PF AVG, Laureate head facing right.
Rev: CONSERV VRB SVAE, Roma seated crowned by Victory within tetrastyle temple (TT in ex.).
Very Fine-Extremely Fine   |   AUD $160.00
Maxentius
Bronze follis issued AD 308-310.
Obv: IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG, Laureate head facing right.
Rev: CONSERV VRB SVAE, Roma seated inside hexastyle temple, wreath in pediment (RBQ in ex.).
Nearly Extremely Fine   |   AUD $180.00
Maxentius
Billon follis issued AD 307/308.
Obv: IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG, Laureate head facing right.
Rev: CONSERV VRB SVAE, Hexastyle temple containing Roma seated facing holding globe and scepter with wreath in pediment of temple (R T in ex.).
Very Fine-Extremely Fine   |   AUD $200.00