Just noticed a belt detail on Maximinus I

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by PeteB, Sep 25, 2019.

  1. PeteB

    PeteB Well-Known Member

    Just caught my eye. Does anyone have an idea of the nature of the "beaded" belt Maximinus I wears on this coin?
    Maximinus I. 235-238 AD. AR Denarius (21mm; 2.66 gm; 6h). Rome mint. Obv: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust r. Rev: Emperor standing left, raising right hand and holding spear in left, between two standards RIC 3; RSC 55. VF+.
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  3. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    If you do an image search for "pteruges" (the leather strips the skirt is made of) you'll find that they're often studded with discs, sometimes just at the top. Maybe that's what's represented here?

    Neat detail!

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  4. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

  5. ominus1

    ominus1 When in Rome, do as the Romans do Supporter

    ..nice looking coin...lots of detail..:)
     
  6. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    nice detail Pete. Here's mine:

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  7. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter 3rd Century Usurper

    Looks like the example either on the far left or the far right in @Severus Alexander 's post.
     
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  8. PeteB

    PeteB Well-Known Member

    Terrific! Thanks so much Severus Alexander!
    What great folks on CT!!!!
    Almost 88 and still learning.
     
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    ancient coin hunter 3rd Century Usurper

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