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E-auction 342-256664 - MAXIMINUS II DAIA Follis ou nummus

MAXIMINUS II DAIA Follis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 29 €
Maximum bid : 29 €
End of the sale : 04 November 2019 14:19:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 306
Mint name / Town : Ticinum
Metal : copper
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 8,65 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire ayant conservé son argenture. Joli revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : VIRTVS AVGG ET CAESS NN// PT.
Reverse description : Virtus (la Virilité) ou Mars marchant à droite, casqué, vêtu militairement, tenant une haste transversale de la main droite, un trophée reposant sur l'épaule gauche.
Reverse translation : "Virtus Augustorum et Cæsarum Nostrorum", (La Virilité de nos augustes et de nos césars).

Commentary


Poids léger. Avec son argenture superficielle. Rubans de type 2 aux extrémités bouletées. Type sans césure au revers.

Historical background


Maximin II DAIA

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

Caesar (1/05/305-310)

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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