Published: November 8, 2022
DALLAS — One of just two known examples of the Maxentius (307-312 CE) AV quaternio or medallion of 4-aurei (33mm, 21.12 gm, 1h), NGC MS 5/5 – 2/5, Fine Style, smoothing added $312,000 to the $5,690,336 sale total of Heritage Auctions’ World & Ancient Coins Platinum Session and Signature® Auction on November 2-4. This medallion comes from the Paramount Collection, one of the top troves ever sold by the world’s leading numismatic auctioneers. It originally was issued as a commemorative during the restoration of the temple of Urbis Veneris, erected by Hadrian in 135 CE and damaged by fire in 307 CE. Parts of this monumental edifice remain standing today, incorporated by the Antiquarium Museo Del Foro Romano, formerly the convent of Santa Francesca Romana. Prices include buyer’s premium as quoted by the auction house. For information, 214-409-1425 or www.ha.org.
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