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Sestertius with bust of Maximinus I Thrax

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Obverse: Draped bust of Maximinus I laureate, right, wearing cuirass. IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG Reverse: Maximinus in a quadriga, moving to left holding an olive-branch and sceptre, crowned by Victory standing behind him holding palm. P-M- TR-P II COS PP SC

Provenance

By date unknown: Prince Waldek Collection; by 1935: with Münzhandlung Basel, Aeschenvorstadt 37, Basel, Switzerland (Münzhandlung Basel auction 3 [Prince Waldek Collection], March 4-5, 1935, lot 797); purchased at the Münzhandlung Basel auction by Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 on behalf of a U.S. Private Collector; March 12, 1935: purchased from Spink & Son, Ltd. by a U.S. Private Collector; anonymous gift to MFA, October 3, 1935

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 236

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 17.58 gm.

Accession Number

35.1472

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not on View
Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins