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E-auction 353-266713 - MAXIMINUS II Follis ou nummus

MAXIMINUS II Follis ou nummus XF
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Estimate : 125 €
Price : 27 €
Maximum bid : 45 €
End of the sale : 20 January 2020 14:36:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 309-310
Mint name / Town : Héraclée
Metal : copper
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 5,94 g.
Rarity : INÉDIT
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Belle tête de Maximin II. Frappe faible au revers. Patine verte
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Buste nu, tête laurée, de Maximin II auguste à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Imperatori Caesari Galerio Valerio Maximino Pio Felici Invicto Augusti", (A l’empereur césar Galère Valère Maximin pieux heureux invincible auguste).


Reverse legend : GENIO IMP-E-RATORIS/ -|(CROISSANT)// HTA.
Reverse description : Genius (le Génie) debout à gauche, nu, le manteau sur l'épaule gauche, coiffé du modius, répandant de l'encens d'une patère qu'il tient de la main droite et tenant une corne d'abondance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : "Genio Imperatoris", (Au Génie de l’empereur).


Seule la cinquième officine était signalé pour ce type. Semble inédit et non recensé pour la première officine.

Historical background

Maximin II DAIA

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

August (310-04/313)

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. 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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