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bpv_540630 - MAXIMINUS I Tétradrachme

MAXIMINUS I Tétradrachme AU
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 4
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : billon
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 12,7h g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Beau buste de Maximin, expressif. La pièce est couverte d’une patine noire
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock du marchand américain Barry Murphy

Obverse


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


Reverse description : Niké (Victoria) (La Victoire) drapée assise à gauche, tenant une couronne de la main droite tendue et une palme de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : LD.
Reverse translation : (An 4).

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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