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brm_833335 - MAXIMINUS II Follis ou nummus

MAXIMINUS II  Follis ou nummus XF
45.00 €(Approx. 49.05$ | 38.25£)
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Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 311
Mint name / Town : Antioche
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 4,28 g.
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Flan bien centré, de forme irrégulière. Portrait agréable de l’empereur au droit, et joli revers malgré une frappe un peu molle. Patine sombre
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Maximin II Auguste à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Cæsar Galerius Valerius Maximinus Pius Felix Augustus", (L'empereur césar Galère Valère Maximin pieux et heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SOLI IN-VICTO/ EI|*//ANT.
Reverse description : Sol radié et drapé debout à gauche, levant la main droite, et tenant une tête de Sérapis coiffée du modius de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Soli Invicto”, (Au soleil invaincu).

Historical background


MAXIMINUS II

(1/05/305-04/313)

Augustus

Maximin II, nephew of Galerius, became Caesar on May 1, 305. After the death of Constantius I Chlorus on July 25, 306, he did not become august and remained subordinate to Galerius. At the end of the conference of Carnuntum in November 308, it is only Filius Augustorum while Licinius I becomes august directly. It was not until the following year that Maximin II took the title of august. After Galerius' death in May 311, he was the oldest of the surviving tetrarchs. He falls out with Licinius and Constantine I, while he tries to get closer to Maxentius. After 312, Licinius turns against him and he is finally eliminated in 313.

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