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E-auction 206-133785 - MAXIMINUS II Follis ou nummus

MAXIMINUS II  Follis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 60 €
Price : 27 €
Maximum bid : 30 €
End of the sale : 27 March 2017 14:32:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 310-312
Mint name / Town : Trèves
Metal : copper
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,61 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire bien centré avec un joli buste. Beau revers. Patine gris foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection R. Chevallier (1922-2015)

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP MAXIMINVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Maximin II Auguste à droite avec pan de paludamentum sur l’épaule, vu de trois quarts en avant (B*01).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Maximinus Pius Felix Augustus", (L’empereur Maximin pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GENIO - POP ROM/ T|F// PTR.
Reverse description : Genius (le Génie) tourelé debout à gauche, nu jusqu’à la ceinture, vêtu de l’himation, tenant une patère de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Genio Populi Romani”, (Au Génie du Peuple romain).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Cuirasse lisse pointée en cœur. Épaulière cloutée. Ptéryges larges.

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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