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Medallion with bust of Maximinus I Thrax

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Obverse: Laureate, draped cuirassed bust of Maximinus I to right. IMPMAXIMINVSPIVSAVG Reverse: At left, emperor with two soldiers sacrificing over lighted altar in center. At right, bull kneeling, with three attendants, about to be sacrificed. In background, two distyle shrines in grove of...

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From a Santamaria auction, May 1961, lot 240; by date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; December 14, 1966: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 236




Diameter: 37.5 mm. Weight: 45.03 gm. Die Axis: 12

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Medium or Technique

Bronze (bimetallic)


The Ancient World


Numismatics, Medallions