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brm_348347 - MAXIMINUS I Sesterce

MAXIMINUS I Sesterce XF
150.00 €(Approx. 165.00$ | 126.00£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: début-été
Date: 236
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 19,65 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale, irrégulier, parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait de Maximin Ier. Joli revers) l’usure régulière. Patine vert foncé
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Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection du Professeur M. Caselli

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Maximin Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2) ; portrait B.
Obverse translation : “Imperator Maximinus Pius Augustus”, (L’empereur Maximin pieux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : FIDES MILITVM/ S|C.
Reverse description : Fides (la Fidélité), drapée, debout de face, regardant à gauche, tenant dans chaque main une enseigne militaire.
Reverse translation : “Fides Militum”, (La Fidélité des soldats).

Commentary


Poids léger. Portrait militaire (B) caractéristique de la deuxième émission. Rubans de type 3.

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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