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E-auction 151-89574 - brm_130347 - MAXIMINUS I Sesterce

MAXIMINUS I Sesterce AU
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Estimate : 295 €
Price : 83 €
Maximum bid : 93 €
End of the sale : 07 March 2016 14:18:00
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: automne 236 - janvier 238
Date: 236-238
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 32,00 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 22,61 g.
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Très beau portrait. Flan un peu rectangulaire. Superbe patine rouge bordeaux. Très belle monnaie. Légère trace de tréflage au revers
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 : PAX - AVGVSTI/ S|C.
Reverse description : Pax (la Paix) drapée, debout de face, regardant à gauche, brandissant une branche d’olivier de la main droite et tenant un sceptre transversal de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pax Augusti”, (La Paix de l’auguste).

Commentary


Portrait C. Poids léger.

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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