Roman Empire. Maximinus I (Thrax), 235-238 AD. AE Sestertius. German Captives.

 

 

Roman Empire. Maximinus I (Thrax), 235-238 AD. AE Sestertius. German Captives.

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  • Roman Empire. Maximinus I (Thrax), 235-238 AD. AE Sestertius. German Captives. Rome Mint, c.238 AD. Very Rare.

     

    Obv: Bust of Maximinus, laureate, draped and cuirassed. Legend: MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM.

     

    Rev: Maximinus standing left in military dress, holding short sceptre in left hand and Maximus, togate, standing right, holding Victory between them on extended right hands. Behind each figure stands a soldier holding spear and sword; at feet between them, two captives seated facing each other. Legend: VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM.ICTORIA AVGSTORVM S C. On the left Maximinus I in military attire facing Maximus togate, holding victory between them, two German captives below at their feet. A soldier standing behind each.

     

    Weight: 14.92 grams. Diameter: 27/28mm.

     

    Reference: Sear.8340, RIC.89, C.103.

     

    Cf: A similar example can be found in the British Museum Collection (Museum no: 1949,0704.35), aquired from Spink & Son in 1949, formerly Wentworth Woodhouse Collection, (details according to ticket and register). BMC records as Christie Sale, Fitzwilliam Coll, 30 May 1949, lot 470.

     

    A brownish-green tone, good details and a clear example of a very rare piece.

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