Gold coin by Unknown Artist

Solidus bearing the head of Emperor Magnus Maximus.


Details

Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
2 cm
Art Fund grant:
£500 ( Total: £3,000)
Acquired in:
1976

Minted in London. Maximus was responsible for reviving the London mint, which had previously been closed for over 50 years.

Provenance

Discovered at the civilian site outside the Arbeia Roman Fort, South Shields.

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