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E-auction 419-330704 - brm_649709 - MAXIMINUS I Sesterce

MAXIMINUS I Sesterce XF
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Estimate : 90 €
Price : 57 €
Maximum bid : 66 €
End of the sale : 26 April 2021 14:17:00
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: automne 236 - janvier 238
Date: 236-238
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 20,02 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré avec un joli buste de l’empereur. Patine verte
Catalogue references :

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).
Obverse translation : “Maximinus Pius Augustus Germanicus”, (Maximin pieux auguste germanique).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SALVS AVGVSTI/ -|-// SC.
Reverse description : Salus (la Santé) assise à gauche, posant le coude gauche sur son trône, tenant une patère de la main droite et nourrissant un serpent enroulé autour d’un autel.
Reverse translation : “Salus Augusti”, (La Santé de l’auguste).

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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