E-Auction 34 Lot 46

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E-Auction 34 Lot 46

Divus Romulus (son of Maxentius). Died A.D. 309. Æ follis. 6.86 gm. 27 mm. Rome mint, 4th officina. Struck under Maxentius, circa A.D. 310-311. His bare head right; DIVO ROMVLO N V BIS CONS / Domed shrine with right door ajar; on dome, eagle standing right, head left; AETERNAE MEMORIAE REQ. RIC VI 257. Extremely Fine; red patina with traces of silvering on smooth fresh surfaces. Struck and well centered on a very broad flan with the outer circle present on both sides. Exceptional example.

Ex Davissons Auction 21 (10 June 2004) lot 71 (PR $860).

Nothing we can find in auction records matches this quality.

The reverse depicts the domed sepulcher of Divus Romulus, which was erected on the Appian Way. "N V” in the legend stands for the title  “Nobilissimus Vir” given to Romulus although he was little more than an infant.

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