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, reg.no. 1867, 0101.875 (these dies).
A very desirable and dynamic type. Minor smoothing in field. Extremely rare.
From a private European collection.