Coin #4 of 2019: Sestertius of Maximinus Thrax

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Aethelred, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. Aethelred

    Aethelred The Old Dead King Supporter

    This was also a CNG win that arrived this week. It is a Bronze Sestertius of Maximinus Thrax issued in AD 235-6.

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    Maximinus I. AD 235-238. Æ Sestertius (32mm, 22.41 g, 6h). Rome mint. 2nd emission, AD 236. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Pax standing left, holding olive branch and scepter. RIC IV 58; BMCRE 72-4; Banti 11a. Good VF, dark green surfaces with traces of red.

    Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 341 (17 December 2014), lot 371.

    Please post you Maximinus Thrax coins.
     
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  3. Ryro

    Ryro You'll never be lovelier than you are now... Supporter

    Amazing Sest! You could cut diamonds with that Jay Lenoesque chin! Wish I had something that striking in Roman imperial bronze.
    Here's a Denarius of mine:
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  4. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    Wow, great portrait and a very nice reverse.
     
  5. PeteB

    PeteB Well-Known Member

    Maximinus I. 235-238 AD. Æ Sestertius Struck 236 AD. Obv: IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: P M TR P II COS P P, S- C across fields, Emperor standing facing, holding scepter; three standards around. RIC IV 33; BMCRE 80; Cohen 58.
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  6. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    yup, that is a dandy :)... Maximinus l THRAX 003.JPG Maximinus l THRAX 004.JPG
     
  7. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    That is a lovely coin! SCORE!!

    Here's a Max Thrax sestertius from my collection:

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  8. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

  9. H8_modern

    H8_modern Attracted to small round-ish art

    Very nice. Yours talks about peace while mine celebrates war

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    Maximinus I. AD 235-238. Æ Sestertius (29.5mm, 19.27 g, 11h). Rome mint. 3rd emission, late AD 236-237. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / VICTO RIA GERMANICA, Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm frond; to left, bound captive seated left, head right. RIC IV 90; BMCRE 194-5; Banti 31. VF, green and dark brown surfaces, traces of red, a little smoothing.
     
  10. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Terrific portrait, congrats.
     
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  11. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Supporter! Supporter

    Aethelred, Nice score with a superb & accurate portrait ;). He doesn't look like the kind of guy you would mess with :nailbiting:....
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  12. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Just a guy making his way in the universe

    Here's my denarius, FIDES MILITVM, which was true up until the siege of Aquilaea when his troops became impatient with the siege and its lack of success so they killed him and his son Maximus.

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