Choice aEF Maximian Silvered Antoninianus Pax Holding Victory on Globe

Ancient Coins - Choice aEF Maximian Silvered Antoninianus Pax Holding Victory on Globe
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Maximian, 286 - 305, 306 - 308, and 310 A.D.
 
RA92322. Billon antoninianus, RIC V-2 399, bust type H (S); Bastien VII 387, pl. XXVIII (46 spec.); Cohen VI 442; Compas Collection 235, Choice aEF, much silvering, well centered, light marks, edge cracks, 3.606g, 22.0mm, 0o, 2nd officina, Lugdunum (Lyon, France) mint, IMP MAXIMIANVS AVG, radiate consular bust left, wearing imperial mantle, eagle-tipped scepter in right hand; reverse PAX AVGG (the peace of the two emperors), Pax standing left, Victory on globe in right hand, transverse scepter in left hand, B in exergue ; scarce
 
Pax, regarded by the ancients as a goddess, was worshiped not only at Rome but also at Athens. Her altar could not be stained with blood. Claudius began the construction of a magnificent temple to her honor, which Vespasian finished, in the Via Sacra. The attributes of Peace are the hasta pura, the olive branch, the cornucopia, and often the caduceus. Sometimes she is represented setting fire to a pile of arms.
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