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brm_676648 - MAXIMINUS I Denier

MAXIMINUS I Denier AU/XF
70.00 €(Approx. 82.60$ | 59.50£)
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Type : Denier
Date: automne 236 - janvier 238
Date: 236-238
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 2,65 g.
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentrée au revers, avec un très joli buste de l’empereur. Présence d’un dépôt, patine grise
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Obverse


Obverse legend : MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Maximin Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2) ; portrait C.
Obverse translation : “Maximinus Pius Augustus Germanicus”, (Maximin pieux auguste germanique).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PROVIDE-NTIA AVG.
Reverse description : Providentia (la Providence) drapée, debout de face, regardant à gauche, tenant une baguette de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la gauche ; à ses pieds, à droite, un globe.
Reverse translation : “Providentia Augusti”, (La Providence de l’auguste).

Commentary


Existe aussi en aurei et sesterces. Mais il est pratiquement impossible de distinguer les exemplaires des quatrième, cinquième et sixième émissions.

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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