Maximinius

$175.00

Silver Denarius.

Maximinus- Caius Julius Verus Maximinus was born of Thracian peasant stock in AD 173. He rose through the ranks of the military. In AD 235 he was proclaimed emperor by the impatient army of Severus Alexander. His reign was characterized by his hatred of the nobility and ruthless cruelty towards anyone suspected of conspiring against him. He died on June 24, 238 AD at the hands of hungry and dispirited soldiers after failing to seize Aquileia from Senatorial rebels.

Note- the early portraits of Maximinus were executed before a likeness of the new emperor arrived at the mint; thus they are pure fiction, and resemble Severus Alexander.

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Silver Denarius.

Maximinus- Caius Julius Verus Maximinus was born of Thracian peasant stock in AD 173. He rose through the ranks of the military. In AD 235 he was proclaimed emperor by the impatient army of Severus Alexander. His reign was characterized by his hatred of the nobility and ruthless cruelty towards anyone suspected of conspiring against him. He died on June 24, 238 AD at the hands of hungry and dispirited soldiers after failing to seize Aquileia from Senatorial rebels.

Note- the early portraits of Maximinus were executed before a likeness of the new emperor arrived at the mint; thus they are pure fiction, and resemble Severus Alexander.

Additional information

Origin

Ancient Rome

Date

235 – 238 A.D.

Obverse

Laureate head and draped bust. MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM.

Reverse

Fides standing with two standards. FIDES MILITVM. Fides- " good faith, loyalty, trustworthiness".