Maximian Hercules, as Caesar, Follis, Moneta Reverse
Æ Follis; 29mm/11.9gm struck ca. 300 AD
Con/ about Good Very Fine (after cleaning); perfectly centered strikes on both sides with complete beading, full legends; dark green patina. See Seller's Note below!
Obv/ MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES, laureate head right
Rev/ SACRA MONET AVGG ET CAESS NOSTR, Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae. Left field: star. Right field: ?
Uncertain Mint/ ??? in exergue
Ref/ None; RIC VI something, you'll find it when the exergue shows up.
Seller's Note/ Talk about soft dirt? When arrived, there was just a trace of patina showing on the obverse. The dirt looked soft, so I scratched it (dry) with just a finger nail. Before I knew it, this was is the result. Whoops, my bad! Add a dab of water and the dirt instantly turns to soft mud. Too easy to clean, folks. When done, wax, buff, and Bob's your uncle. ;-)