Roman Bronze Coin Of Emperor Maximianus, A.D. 286-305
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Holy Land: Coins: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1177990
Aweidah Gallery - Jerusalem based gallery
P.O.Box 51067 - Jerusalem, ISRAEL
From Jerusalem, With it's exquisite detail and rich multi-hued patina, this is a beautiful large ancient Roman bronze coin "Follis" of Emperor Maximianus, radiate, draped &cuirassed bust right dated from, 286 - 305 A.D
Nicely mounted on a sterling silver hand made pendant
Every facial feature can be readily seen. The presence of the radiant crown on the emperor's head is a less common image on his coins and shows a fascinating and accurate glimpse into ancient Roman costume of its royal ceremony.
Maximianus was a close friend of the emperor Diocletian. Realizing that the Empire was too large for one man to rule, Diocletian named Maximianus co-emperor in 286 A.D. and gave him the western half of the Empire. This period of rule brought about some noteworthy events in ancient Roman history
Found in Jerusalem, Israel
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