Maximinus I, Sestertius, Fides, 236-237 AD
Ruler/Emperor:
Maximinus I
City/Region:
Rome mint
Denomination:
Sestertius
Composition:
Orichalcum
Date:
3rd emission, late 236-237 AD
Obverse:
MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Bust of Maximinus, laureate, bearded, draped and cuirassed, right
Reverse:
FIDES MILITVM, Fides draped, standing front, head left, holding standard in either hand
Size:
30.75mm, 18.33g, 12h
Grade:
Choice gVF, toned, obverse well struck with high relief, flan flaw on reverse
Provenance:
ex Classical Numismatic Group eAuction 398, Lot 572
References:
BMCRE 137; RIC 78; Banti 4; Cohen 13

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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.