SILVER DENARIUS OF MAXIMINUS I, ROME, AD 236-238.

SILVER DENARIUS OF MAXIMINUS I, ROME, AD 236-238.

125.00

Obverse: IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus facing right.

Reverse: FIDES MILITVM, Fides Militum standing left, holding a standard in each hand.

RIC: 18A. Sear: 8307. RSC: 9. [Rome, AD 236-8].

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 3.0 g.

An extremely fine silver denarius of the warrior emperor Maximinus I. A Thraco-Roman of low birth, Maximinus had risen to commander of Legio IV Italica when Severus Alexander was assassinated by the Praetorian Guard in March AD 235. Maximinus was proclaimed Emperor by his troops shortly afterwards.

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