Maximinus II Daia, 308-313AD, Syria, Seleucis and Pieria, Antioch, AE2 Silvered Follis, Genius, struck 312 AD
Ruler/Emperor:
Maximinus II Daia
City/Region:
Syria, Seleucis and Pieria, Antiochia ad Orontem
Denomination:
AE2 Follis
Composition:
Silvered bronze
Date:
312 AD
Obverse:
IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG, Head of Maximinus Daia, laureate, facing right
Reverse:
GENIO AVGVSTI, Genius, wearing modius, nude, chlamys draped over left shoulder, standing left, holding head of Sol in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand; * | H, in left and right fields; ANT in exergue
Size:
20.20mm, 4.9g, 11h
Grade:
gEF-aUNC, virtually no wear, tight flan, well centred, boldly struck, darkly toned, intact silvering
Provenance:
From the Eng Collection, ex JAZ Numismatics (2018)
References:
RIC VI Antioch 164b; SRCV IV 14840

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Gaius Valerius Galerius Maximinus Daia Augustus, known as Maximinus II or Maximinus Daia, was Roman Emperor from 308 to 313 AD. Although a nephew to Galerius he was born a peasant but rose to prominence after joining the army. He became Caesar when his uncle adopted him shortly after becoming the eastern Augustus. Known for his persecutions of Christians, his reign came to an end after he was defeated by Licinus in the Civil wars of the Tetrarchy.