Romulus – Son

Romulus

Died 309 AD


Romulus was the young son of Maxentius, who died in 309 AD. Romulus was deified by his father and the Temple of Romulus was constructed in the Roman Forum next to theTemple of Faustina. The coinage issued in his name (often showing his temple on the reverse) belongs to a series of commemorative folles issued by Maxentius to honor, in addition to Romulus, three other “Divi” with whom Maxentius could claim kinship (Maximian, Constantius I and Galerius). Maxentius’ purpose of issuing the commemorative coinage during this period was to asert his claim to the throne via his heritage. This became particularly necessary after being decalre a criminal byConstantine.


Monetary System

Mints: Rome, Aquileia, Carthage, Ostia, Treveri, Ticinum

Obverse Legends:

DIVO ROMVLO N V BIS C
DIVO ROMVLO N V BIS CONS
IMP MAXENTIVS DIVO ROMVLO N V FILIO


DENOMINATIONS

Æ Follis
Æ ¼ Follis


The Monetary History of the World
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