Barzus Posted August 12, 2022 · Member Share Posted August 12, 2022 (edited) Hi All, Among the Roman consecration coinage, I particularly like the late folles struck for the deified Tetrarchs. Maxentius has largely contributed to this specific coinage, for Galerius, Constantius and Maximianus, in several mints (Aquilea, Ticinum, Roma and Ostia). Rome and Ostia coins share the same general features, with veiled portraits of the deified characters on the obverse, and a domed shrine surmounted by an eagle on the reverse. The obverse is circled by long and interesting legends aiming at recalling the links between Maxentius and his divine and honorable parents. These legends contain the mentions COGN(AT) and ADFINI for Constantius, SOCERO for Galerius, and PATRI for Maximianus. On the reverse, the legend reads MEMORIAE AETERNAE in Rome or MEMORIA AETERNA in Ostia. The architecture of the shrine may vary substantially: The hexastyle type is the most seen, and is present on all the coins from Ostia, but Distyle or Tetrastyle types appear in Rome mint, with interesting variations and decoration elements. As part of my collection, I am aiming at building the most exhaustive galery of temples varieties. Maxentius issued consecration coins for his son Romulus too, in Rome and Ostia, with the same features (but barehead portrait on the obverse). A few examples Galerius: DIVO MAXIMIANO SOCERO MAXENTIVS AVG, Ostia (5th officina), Hexastyle temple Constantius: IMP MAXENTIUS DIVO CONSTANTIO COGN, Rome (RET, 3rd officina), Tetrastyle temple Maximianus: IMP MAXENTIUS DIVO MAXIMIANO PATRI, Rome (RES, 2nd officina), Tetrastyle decorated temple Here below a family picture from Rome mint. Please, add your specimens from Rome and Ostia for Divus Maximianus, Galerius, Constantius and Romulus to this post! Especially if they depict a fancy temple... 🙂 Edited August 12, 2022 by Barzus 20 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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