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E-auction 511-422921 - brm_666258 - MAXIMINUS II DAIA Follis ou nummus

MAXIMINUS II DAIA Follis ou nummus XF
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Estimate : 40 €
Price : 15 €
Maximum bid : 15 €
End of the sale : 30 January 2023 14:23:30
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 308
Mint name / Town : Nicomedia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 7,32 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée, avec un joli revers. Présence de concrétions, patine verte
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Maximin II à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Galerius Valerius Maximinus Nobilissimus Cæsar", (Galerius Valerius Maximin très noble césar).


Reverse legend : GENIO CA-ESARIS CMH/ -|-// SMN.
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 legend : G.
Reverse translation : "Genio Cæsaris", (Au Génie des césars).

Historical background

Maximin II DAIA



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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