3rd emission, late 236-237 AD
MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Bust of Maximinus, laureate, bearded, draped and cuirassed, right
FIDES MILITVM, Fides draped, standing front, head left, holding standard in either hand
30.75mm, 18.33g, 12h
Choice gVF, toned, obverse well struck with high relief, flan flaw on reverse
ex Classical Numismatic Group eAuction 398, Lot 572
BMCRE 137; RIC 78; Banti 4; Cohen 13
Maximinus Thrax (otherwise known as Maximinus I) was Roman Emperor from 235 to 238 AD. One of 6 emperors during the Year of the Six Emperors, his short reign was marred by continuous plotting against him. His life was ended at the hands of his own soldiers during the Siege of Aquileia.