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bpv_493030 - MAXIMINUS I Tetrassaria

MAXIMINUS I Tetrassaria XF
245.00 €(Approx. 289.10$ | 208.25£)
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Type : Tetrassaria
Date: c. 235-238
Mint name / Town : Ninica Claudiopolis
Metal : copper
Diameter : 27,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 11,21 g.
Rarity : R2
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection d’Edoardo Levante et de la vente CNG Eauction 123, 2005, n° 28


Obverse legend : IMP CS IVL VER MAXI(MINVS].
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant.
Obverse translation : “Imperator Caius Iulius Verus Maximinus”, (L’empereur Caius Julius Verus Maximin).


Reverse legend : NIN/ C// CLAV.
Reverse description : Paire de bœufs à droite conduite par un fondateur ; derrière, un étendard.
Reverse translation : “Ninica Claudiopolis”, (Ninica Claudiopolis).


Mêmes coins que les exemplaires de la collection Levante n° 619-621, pl. 38-39. Cet exemplaire est celui reproduit dans l’ouvrage d’E. Levante, n° 621, pl. 39. Quatre contremarques au droit : 1) Niké ; 2) Niké ; 3 Niké ; 4) étoile à six rais (Howgego GIC 246 et 541.

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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