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E-auction 583-537413 - brm_925082 - MAXIMINUS II Follis ou nummus

MAXIMINUS II  Follis ou nummus AU
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Estimate : 225 €
Price : 79 €
Maximum bid : 100 €
End of the sale : 17 June 2024 14:27:00
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 310-311
Mint name / Town : Antioche
Metal : copper
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 5,58 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Très beau revers. Joli portrait. Patine marron foncé
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 heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : HERCVLI - VICTORI/ I|-// ANT.
Reverse description : Hercule vu debout à droite, la main droite dans le dos le bras gauche posé sur sa massue appuyée sur le sol autour duquel est enroulé la léonté.
Reverse translation : “Herculi Victori”, (À l’Hercule victorieux).

Commentary


Revers inhabituel pour Maximin II qui normalement est Jovien.

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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