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Sestertius with bust of Maximus, struck under Maximinus I Thrax

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Obverse: Bust of Maximus, draped, bareheaded, right. CIVLVERVSMAXIMVSCAES Reverse: Maximus standing left, holding rod with right and spear with left, behind him, two military standards. PRINCIPIIVVENTVTIS S C (left and right in field)

Provenance

By date unknown: C. E. Mackerell Collection; 1906: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, London (Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge auction [C. E. Mackerell Collection], May 18, 1906, lot 296); by 1934: Private Collection, U.S.; anonymous gift to MFA, December 6, 1934

Credit Line

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

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 235–236

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 20.72 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

34.1426

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins