Maximianus Herculius


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Rome, 294 AD. AU aureus, 5.24 gr., 18 mm.

Obv: MAXIMIANUS P F AUG; head of Maximianus Herculius, wearing lion-skin headdress, to the right.

Rev: HERCULI DEBELLAT; Hercules standing to the left, club raised, preparing to strike Hydra coiled around his leg, which he grips with left hand; in exergue: PROM.

Ref: Calicó 4661; RIC -; Cohen 254; Depeyrot 9/6. British Museum collection, 1867, 0101.875 (these dies).
A very desirable and dynamic type. Minor smoothing in field. Extremely rare.

Extremely fine.

From a private European collection.