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E-auction 343-257421 - MAXIMINUS II DAIA Follis ou nummus

MAXIMINUS II DAIA Follis ou nummus AU/XF
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Estimate : 175 €
Price : 110 €
Maximum bid : 120 €
End of the sale : 11 November 2019 14:04:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: été
Date: 308
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : copper
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 6,59 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Superbe droit de style fin. Faiblesse de frappe au revers. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : MAXIMINVS NOBIL C.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Maximin II César à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A*).
Obverse translation : “Maximinus Nobilissimus Cæsar”, (Maximin très noble césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GENIO - POP ROM/ - |-// PLC.
Reverse description : Genius (Génie du Peuple Romain) debout à gauche, nu et tourelé, vêtu de l’himation, tenant une patère de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Genio Populi Romani”, (Au Génie du Peuple Romain).

Commentary


Poids léger. C’est la première fois que nous proposons ce type à la vente !.

Historical background


Maximin II DAIA

(1/05/305-04/313) Caius Galerius Valerius Maximinus

Caesar (1/05/305-310)

Maximin II, nephew of Galerius, Caesar became May 1 305. After the death of Constantius I Chlorine 25 July 306, he did not become august and remained subject to Galerius. Following the conference Carnuntum in November 308, it is only Filius Augustorum while Licinius I becomes directly august. It was not until the following year that Maximin II will take the title of august, as recognized by Galerius only 310. After the death of Galerius in May 311, it is the oldest surviving tetrarchs. He quarreled with Licinius and Constantine, while he tries to get closer to Maxence. After 312, Licinius turns against him and he is finally removed in 313.

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