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Nummus: CM.6629-2007

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Ruler: Maxentius (306-312)
Mint: Ostia
State: Roman Empire




History note: Ex Ritchie W. Post, from the F. Martin Post Collection, bt Superior, Beverly Hills, i.1979

Measurements and weight

Image(height): 23.96 mm
Image(width): 24.33 mm

Place(s) associated

  • Ostia

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2007-11-19) by The Post Family Trust


Circa 309-09 CE - 312-10 CE


Mint mark MOSTQ

Components of the work

Object composed of bronze Die Axis 180 degrees Weight 6.76 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Laureate bust of Maxentius right

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Castor and Pollux standing facing each other, naked save chlamyses, each with star above cap, each with sceptre and holding bridled horses

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.6629-2007
Primary reference Number: 166192
RIC: 6.404.35
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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