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Why purchase this Bronze Nummus of Roman Emperor Maximian?
Maximian was the 52nd Emperor of the Roman Empire, serving as co-Emperor with Diocletian A.D. 286-305, and as Augustus A.D. 306-310. This bronze nummus was struck to honor the Emperors Maximian and Diocletian after their abdication in A.D. 305. Quies, the Roman goddess of tranquility, appears on the reverse of the coin, portrayed as the personification of rest and retirement.
This ancient coin from the reign of Maximian has already made it to one collection - that of Alexandre Caratheodory Pasha, Prince of Samos! That means that if you add this coin to your collection, not only will you be receiving a fine piece of history, but also an incredible numismatic pedigree!
Commemorative Nummus design
A laureate portrait of Emperor Maximian adorns the obverse, depicted wearing an imperial mantle, while holding an olive branch in his right hand and a mappa (linen napkin) in his left. The legend "D N MAXIMIANO BAEATISSIMO SEN AVG" dedicates the coin "to our lord Maximian the most happy senior Emperor."
Providentia is featured on the reverse standing left, with Quies standing opposite holding a branch and a scepter. The inscription "PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG" translates to "By the providence of the gods, the restful retirement of the Emperors."
NGC Extremely Fine
Graded Extremely Fine (Sheldon Scale equivalent of 40) by the ancient coin specialists at the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) this Bronze Nummus of Roman Emperor Maximian exhibits complete details of design and overall sharpness, with most of the highest points flattened slightly from circulation. The remarkable coin is presented in a protective holder to preserve its condition, with an official NGC grading label certifying that the coin was once part of the late Prince Alexandre Caratheodory Pasha's personal collection. This coin comes in a story vault holder telling the story of the collection.
Add this Roman Imperial Bronze Nummus to your collection today!
|Year of Issue:||AD 286-310|
|Legal Tender:||Roman Empire|