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Tetradrachm Maximianus, Alexandria 285–286 A.D.

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References: Cohen, H., Description historique des monnaies frappées sous l̕Empire romain communément appellées, médailles imperials, Vol. 7, Paris: Rollin & Feuardent, 1892; Sutherland, C. H. V., Carson, R. A. G. (eds), The Roman Imperial Coinage, vol. 6: from Diocletian's reform (AD 294) to the death of Maximinus (AD 313), Spink & Son Ltd, London, 1967; Geissen, A., Katalog alexandrinischer Kaisermünzen, Köln, Cologne, 1974-1983; Robertson, A. S., Roman Imperial Coins in the Hunter Coin Cabinet, University of Glasgow: V, Diocletian (Reform) to Zeno, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982; Sear, D. R., Greek Imperial Coins and their Values, London: Seaby; Milne 4836.

Provincial coin tetradrachm; beading not visible. On the obverse of this coin, laureate and draped bust of Maximianus (r. 283-285 A.D.), facing right. On the legend, the inscription reads A K M OVA MAΞIMIANOC CEB. On the reverse, winged and draped Nike (Victory) flying, advancing left holding wreath out in right hand, and a palm over shoulder in left hand. Letters across fields, possibly L Δ. Minted in Alexandria, Egypt.

Date: 285–286 AD.

Parallels: Chicago, Art Institute Chicago 1920.972, 1920.974.

Photo by Steve Morton