Maximian = Maximianus, Roman Emperor AD 286-305. GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
co-ruler with Diocletian.       (Go to the page of folles of DiocletianConstantius, Galerius, or other rulers.)

Roman coins ("folles") of the common GENIO POPVLI ROMANI type from various mints. Each has
Genius standing left with a modius on his head and holding a patera and cornucopia, naked but for a cloak ("chlamys") over his left shoulder and hanging down behind the cornucopia.

London, Treveri (Trier), Lugdunum (Lyons), Ticinum, Aquileia, Rome (none here)Siscia, Serdica (none here), Thessalonica, Heraclea, Nicomedia, Cyzicus, Antioch, Alexandria. [Carthage and Ostia are also in RIC volume VI, but neither minted this type.]

            (Click the obverse image to go to a larger image of both sides and its description.) 

                     London                      London                       London                        London
                      Trier                      Trier, left-facing                      Lyons                         Ticinum
                     Aquileia                     Siscia                         Thessalonica                     Heraclea
                   Heraclea                         Nicomedia                                            Cyzicus                        Alexandria
                     Alexandria                      Alexandria

                     Alexandria
      under Domitius Domitianus

 



Maximian
London
28-26 mm. 10.54 grams.
IMP MAXIMIANVS PF AVG
RIC London 23b

 

 

 

Maximian
London
28 mm. 9.89 grams.
IMP MAXIMIANVS PF AVG

RIC London 23b

This coin has an especially expressive portrait. 

 

 

 


Maximian
London
27-25 mm. 9.42 grams
MAXIMIANVS AVG
Not in RIC, but Hugh Cloke
assigned it 3.01.020.5 Bust D2(z)left
"c. 303 - 1 May 305"
and it has been reported to the BM.

 

 

 


Maximian
London
27 mm. 9.87 grams
IMP C MAXIMIANVS PF AVG
LON mintmark
RIC London 1b, "c. 297"

The LON mintmark is rare and highly desirable. At any given time it is unlikely any are on the market and the wait until the next one is offered can be long. 

 

 

 



Maximian
Trier
28 mm. 11.30 grams.
S F in fields
PTR in exergue
RIC Trier 576b "303-May 305" and
RIC Trier 644b "307-early 307".


 

 


Maximian
Trier
26-25 mm. 9.62 grams.

IMP MAXIMIANVS PF AVG
Laureate head left
B  Γ in fields.
TR in exergue
RIC VI Trier 176bB, page 182
"Scarce, c. 296-7" 

 

 


Maximian
Lugdunum = Lyons
28 mm. 10.16 grams.
IMP MAXIMIANVS AVG
altar left, A right
PLG in exergue
RIC Lyon 113b "c.301-303"

 

 

 


Maximian
Ticinum
IMP C MAXIMIANVS PF AVG
star in field left
PT•  in exergue
RIC Ticinum 33b. "c.298-299"


 

 

 


Maximian
Aquileia
28-25 mm. 9.11 grams.
IMP MAXIMIANVS PF AVG

altar in field left
AQS in exergue
RIC Aquileia 27b. "c. 299"

 

 


Maximian
Siscia
27 mm. 10.13 grams.
IMP C MAXIMIANVS PF AVG

A in right field
*SIS in exergue
RIC Siscia 85b "c. 295"

 

 

 



Maximian
Thessalonica
28 mm. 8.11 grams
IMP C MA MAXIMIANVS PF AVG
Γ in field right
TS in exergue
RIC Thessalonica 23b "c. 302-303"


 

 

 

 

Maximian
Thessalonica
29-27 mm. 10.27 grams
IMP C MA MAXIMIANVS PF AVG

Δ in right field
 • T S  •  in exergue
RIC Thessalonica 25b "c. 302-303"
 


Maximian
Heraclea Thracia
28 mm. 8.11 grams.
IMP C MAXIMIANVS PF AVG
HTA in exergue
RIC Heraclea 19b "c.297-298"

 


Maximian 
Nicomedia
27-26 mm. 9.28 grams.
SMNA in exergue
RIC Nicomedia 29b "c.303-304"

 

 

 

 


Maximian
Cyzicus (Kyzicus)
IMP C MA MAXIMIANVS PF AVG
KΔ in exergue
RIC Cyzicus 12b "c.295-296"

 

 


 

Maximian
Cyzicus

 


Maximian
Antioch
IMP C MA MAXIMIANVS PF AVG
K in field left, E over V in field right
ANT in exergue
RIC Antioch 54b "c. 300-301"


 

 

 


Maximian
Alexandria
27-25 mm.

IMP C MA MAXIMIANVS PF AVG
B in right field
ALE in exergue
RIC Alexandria 14b "c. 294"

 

 



Maximian
Alexandria
26 mm. 9.73 grams.
IMP C MA MAXIMIANVS PF AVG
XX in field left, E over I in field right
ALE in exergue
RIC Alexandria 32b "c. 301"


 

 

 

The revival of the mark "XXI" suggests Diocletian's Edict of Maximum Prices was accompanied by an attempt to assure the people that the coins had the composition introduced by Aurelian, "20 parts copper and one part silver" (nearly 5% silver). Since silver was worth 100 times the value of copper, every percent mattered to the intrinsic value of the coin. (See the Diocletian page for a coin of this issue which had its silver content analyzed.)


Maximian, issued by Domitius Domitianus
Alexandria
25 mm. 9.81 grams.
IMP C MA MAXIMIANVS PF AVG

eagle at feet left, A in right field
ALE in exergue
RIC Alexandria 18b "c.295-296"

During the revolt of Domitius Domitianus at Alexandria he issued this type in his own name and in the names of the four tetrarchs. They are distinguished by the eagle. 

 

 

 


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