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brm_386316 - MAXIMINUS I Sesterce

MAXIMINUS I Sesterce XF
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 10 décembre 237 - 15 avril 238
Date: 237-238
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 21,55 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, bien centré. Joli portrait et beau revers. Les champs semblent avoir été grattés anciennement. Patine marron foncé
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Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : P M TR P IIII - COS P P/ S|C.
Reverse description : Maximin lauré, en habit militaire, debout de face, regardant à gauche, tenant une haste de la main gauche et posant sa main droite sur une enseigne militaire à gauche ; derrière lui, à gauche, une deuxième enseigne militaire ; à droite, une troisième enseigne militaire.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate quartum Consul Pater Patriæ”, (Grand pontife revêtu de la quatrième puissance tribunitienne consul père de la patrie).

Commentary


Portrait caractéristique de la dernière émission dit “portrait triomphal”.

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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