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E-auction 565-504774 - brm_896662 - MAXIMINUS II DAIA Follis ou nummus

MAXIMINUS II DAIA Follis ou nummus XF
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 46 €
Maximum bid : 81 €
End of the sale : 12 February 2024 14:29:40
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 305-306
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 11,80 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, ovale et centré. De beaux détails. Usure régulière. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : MAXIMINVS NOB CAES.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Maximin II César à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Maximinus Nobilissimus Cæsar”, (Maximin très noble césar”.


Reverse legend : SACRA MON VRB AVGG ET CAESS NN/ -|*//RQ.
Reverse description : Moneta (La Monnaie) debout à gauche, tenant une balance de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Sacra Moneta Urbis Augustorum et Cæsarum Nostrorum”, (La monnaie sacrée de la ville de nos augustes et de nos césars).

Historical background




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 Carnuntum conference in November 308, he was only Filius Augustorum, while Licinius I became august directly. It was not until the following year that Maximin II would take the title of august, a title recognized by Galerius only in 310. 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. He is finally eliminated in 313.

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