Roma Numismatics Ltd > E-Sale 114Auction date: 23 November 2023
Lot number: 1228

Price realized: 90 GBP   (Approx. 112 USD / 103 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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Lot description:

Maximinus II, as Caesar, BI Nummus. Thessalonica, AD 308-310. MAXIMINVS FIL AVGG, laureate head to right / VIRTVTI EXERCITVS, Virtus advancing to right, holding transverse sceptre and trophy; *- Δ across fields, •SM•TS• in exergue. RIC VI 39a. 7.32g, 22mm, 1h.

Very Fine. Extremely Rare; only four other examples on CoinArchives.

Bestowed upon Constantine I and Maximinus II in AD 308 to placate them (Licinius I having achieved the rank of Augustus without having ever been Caesar, and indeed being promoted over Maximinus II), the title of Filius Augustorum (= Son of the Augusti) was swiftly dropped from the coinage as relations continued to deteriorate. Thus, coins such as the present piece are particularly rare.

Estimate: 75 GBP