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bpv_540637 - MAXIMINUS I Tétradrachme

MAXIMINUS I Tétradrachme XF
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 2
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : billon
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 11,94 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie frappée sur un flan ovale. Concrétions vertes
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Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Maximin Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse legend : AUTO MAXIMEINOS EUSEB, (Autokrator Maximeinos Eusebhs).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur Maximin pieux).


Reverse legend : L.
Reverse description : Buste d’Athéna à droite.
Reverse legend : G.
Reverse translation : (An 3).

Historical background


(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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