BRASS DUPONDIUS OF MAXIMUS, ROME, AD 236-238.

BRASS DUPONDIUS OF MAXIMUS, ROME, AD 236-238.

175.00

Obverse: MAXIMVS CAES GERM, Bare-headed and draped bust of Maximus facing right.

Reverse: PIETAS AVG S C, Lituus, knife, patera, jug, simpulum and sprinkler (emblems of the priestly colleges).

RIC: 12. Sear: 8413. BMCRE: 208. [Rome, AD 236-8].

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 11.0 g.

A very rare brass dupondius of Maximus Caesar, son of Maximinus I, struck shortly before they were both murdered by the Praetorian Guard in May, AD 238 during the Siege of Aquileia. Nicely centred with a near black patina and brassy highlights.

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