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bpv_538149 - MAXIMINUS I Decassaria (médaillon)

MAXIMINUS I Decassaria (médaillon) XF
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Type : Decassaria (médaillon)
Date: c. 235-238
Mint name / Town : Tarse, Cilicie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 36 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 21,08 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un fln large bien centré des deux côtés. Beau buste de Maximin Ier. Scène mythologique intéressante. Patine noire granuleuse
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Obverse


Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Maximin Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A2).
Obverse legend : AUT. K. G. IOU. OUH. - MAXIMEINOS / P P.
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Caius Jules Verus Maximin père de la patrie).

Reverse


Reverse description : Héraklès (Hercule) nu debout de face, tourné à droite, tenant la massue de la main droite, posée sur une tête de taureau, la léonté reposant sur le bras gauche ; devant Télèphe caresse un cerf dressé sur ses pattes arrières ; à droite, un arbre d’où s’envole un oiseau.
Reverse legend : TARSOU MHT-ROPOL-EwS/ A/M/C/ G/B.
Reverse translation : (Ville de Tarse deux fois décorée).

Commentary


Même coin de droit que les exemplaires de la collection Levante n°1093-1097 (autres revers).

Historical background


Maximin I THRACIAN

(22 March 235 - April 238 c.15) Caius Julius Verus Maximinus

Maximin, a soldier owes his career to its very large size. It was noted by Septimius Severus who made a praetorian. Proclaimed august after the assassination of Alexander Severus, the Historia Augusta presents him as a bloodthirsty lout, sworn enemy of the Senate. Three-year reign, he never set foot in Rome and remains on the files Rhine-Danube. He won a great victory over the Germans in 236, moved to Sirmium and won a victory over the Sarmatians. Giving all his attention to the soldiers, he neglects Rome and imposes heavy cities. On Thracian origin, this is the first Illyrian emperor. 238 many revolts in Rome and Africa. The Gordian proclaimed august Africa in January or February and Rome Balbin and Pupien, two senators are responsible for removing Maximin is eventually murdered with his son Maxime under the walls of Aquileia they besieged.

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