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Maxentius

M. Aurelius Valerius Maxentius

Augustus (AD 306-312)

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

Coin image Maxentius
Bronze follis issued AD 307
Obv: IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG, Laureate head facing right
Rev: CONSERV VRB SVAE, (AQS in ex.), Hexastyle temple with crescent in pediment, Roma seated within holding globe and sceptre
Very Fine-Extremely Fine   |   AUD $150.00
Coin image Maxentius
Bronze follis issued AD 307/308
Obv: MAXENTIVS PF AVG, Laureate head facing right
Rev: CONSERV VRB SVAE, (TT in ex.), Hexastyle temple with Roma seated within
Very Fine-Extremely Fine   |   AUD $160.00