Roman AE of Maxentius (AD 306-312) NGC(AU)

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Roman AE of Maxentius (AD 306-312) NGC(AU)

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  • Order Code: MAXENTIUS(AE2)NGC
  • Grade/Condition: (AU) About Uncirculated
  • Weight/Dimensions: 47.2 g | 3.4 x 2.4 x 0.4
  • Metal: Bronze
  • Obverse: Portrait of the Emperor
  • Reverse: Various reverses feature mythological and military themes


Maxentius was a partner in the Tetrarchic system of government, where the empire was ruled by two senior emperors, one in the east and one in the west, each with a junior to assist them. He was the son of former Emperor Maximian and the son-in-law of Emperor Galerius. The latter part of his reign was preoccupied with civil war, allying with Maximinus II against Licinius and Constantine. The latter defeated him at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge in 312 CE, where Maxentius, with his army in flight, is supposed to have perished by drowning in the Tiber River.