Maximinus I (AD 235-238) AR Denarius (20mm, 3.76g) circa AD 236. Obv: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / Rev: Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm frond. This coin is guaranteed for life to be a genuine ancient coin.
Here at Ancient Auctions we have pledged to uphold the highest ethical standards. Maximinus Thrax Latin: Gaius Julius Verus Maximinus Augustus; also known as Maximinus I , was Roman Emperor from 235 to 238. He was a so-called barracks emperor of the 3rd century; He died at Aquileia while attempting to put down a Senatorial revolt. His background was, in any case, that of a provincial of low birth, and was seen by the Senate as a barbarian, not even a true Roman, despite Caracalla? S edict granting citizenship to all freeborn inhabitants of the Empire.
In many ways, Maximinus was similar to the later Thraco-Roman emperors of the 3rd-5th century Licinius, Galerius, Aureolus, Leo the Thracian, etc. , elevating themselves, via a military career, from the condition of a common soldier in one of the Roman legions to the foremost positions of political power.
He joined the army during the reign of Septimius Severus, but did not rise to a powerful position until promoted by Alexander Severus. Maximinus was in command of Legio IV Italica, composed of recruits from Pannonia, who were angered by Alexander's payments to the Alemanni and his avoidance of war. The troops, among whom included the Legio XXII Primigenia, elected the stern Maximinus, killing young Alexander and his mother at Moguntiacum (modern Mainz). The Praetorian Guard acclaimed him emperor, and their choice was grudgingly confirmed by the Senate, who were displeased to have a peasant as emperor.
His son Maximus became caesar. Maximinus marched on Rome, but Aquileia closed its gates against him. His troops became disaffected during the unexpected siege of the city, at which time they suffered from famine and disease.In May 238, soldiers of the II Parthica in his camp assassinated him, his son, and his chief ministers. Their heads were cut off, placed on poles, and carried to Rome by cavalrymen. Pupienus and Balbinus then became undisputed co-emperors. However, they mistrusted each other, and ultimately both were murdered by the Praetorian Guard, making Gordian III sole surviving Emperor. International Buyers - Please Note. The item "NGC Ch XF. Ancient Roman Silver Coin" is in sale since Wednesday, August 26, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)". The seller is "ancientauctions" and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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