Coin Catalogue

Maximinus I 235 – 238 A.D.

Maximinus rose to power via the army where he served as legion commander during a turbulent period of battles against the Germanic tribes. The soldiers under his command, displeased with the wishy-washy way of their current emperor (Severus Alexander), voted with their swords and proclaimed Maximinus emperor. Although he scored a number of successes against the barbarians his dealings in civilian matters were another story entirely. He terrorized the Senate and raised taxes drastically. His tyranical ways, which included a seething contempt for aristocracy, the arts and religion, soon became known throughout the empire. In desperation, the Senate brought the Balbinus-Pupienus duo to a joint emperorship while Maximinus was still approaching Rome. Pupienus’s army was smaller than Maximinus’s but they followed a scorched-earth policy in calculated retreats and guerilla strikes. This so wore down Maximinus’s soldiers that they got fed up and killed him just three years into his reign.
The reign of Maximinus also signals the first time during the imperial period that a man of barbarian birth assumed the throne (Caracalla’s edict of extending Roman citizenship to the provincials made him, technically, a Roman). Of him it was said that he was taller than eight feet and could eat thirty to forty pounds of meat and eight gallons of wine daily. Notwithstanding this likely exaggeration it still should give one pause as to his physical attributions.

 

AU Aureus


RIC 14, BMC 20, C 83 Aureus Obv: IMPMAXIMINVSPIVSAVG – Laureate, draped bust right.
Rev: SALVSAVGVSTI – Salus seated left, feeding snake on altar. March 235 – January 236 (Rome). $6,111 12/5/02.


AR Denarius


RIC 1, C 46 Denarius Obv: IMPMAXIMINVSPIVSAVG – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PMTRPIICOSPP – Maximinus standing left, raising hand and holding scepter; standard on either side. April – December 235 (Rome).



RIC 3, C 55 Denarius Obv: IMPMAXIMINVSPIVSAVG – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PMTRPIICOSPP – Maximinus standing left, raising hand and holding scepter; standard on either side. January – February 236 (Rome).



RIC 4, C 56 Denarius Obv: MAXIMINVSPIVSAVGGERM – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PMTRPIICOSPP – Maximinus standing left, raising hand and holding scepter; standard on either side. February – December 236. $86 5/15/03.



RIC 5, C 65 Denarius Obv: MAXIMINVSPIVSAVGGERM – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PMTRPIIICOSPP – Maximinus standing left, raising hand and holding scepter; standard on either side.



RIC 7a, C 7 Denarius Obv: IMPMAXIMINVSPIVSAVG – Laureate, draped bust right.
Rev: FIDESMILITVM – Fides standing left, holding a standard in each hand. March 235 – January 236 (Rome).



RIC 10, C 19 Denarius Obv: IMPMAXIMINVSPIVSAVG – Laureate, draped bust right.
Rev: LIBERALITASAVG – Liberalitas standing left, holding coin counter and cornucopia.



RIC 12, C 31 Denarius Obv: IMPMAXIMINVSPIVSAVG – Laureate, draped bust right.
Rev: PAXAVGVSTI – Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter. March 235 – January 236 (Rome).



RIC 13, C 77 Denarius Obv: IMPMAXIMINVSPIVSAVG – Laureate, draped bust right.
Rev: PROVIDENTIAAVG – Providentia standing left, holding wand over globe and cornucopia. March 235 – January 236 (Rome). $63 8/13/02.



RIC 14, C 85 Denarius Obv: IMPMAXIMINVSPIVSAVG – Laureate, draped bust right.
Rev: SALVSAVGVSTI – Salus seated left, feeding snake on altar. March 235 – January 236 (Rome).



RIC 16, BMC 25, C 99 Denarius Obv: IMPMAXIMINVSPIVSAVG – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVG – Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm. March 235 – January 236 (Rome).



RIC 17, BMC 25, C 99 Denarius Obv: IMPMAXIMINVSPIVSAVG – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: No legend – Wreath, VOTIS/DECENNA/LIBVS within. 235 (Rome). $200 5/21/03.



RIC 18a, C 9 Denarius Obv: MAXIMINVSPIVSAVGGERM – Laureate, draped bust right.
Rev: FIDESMILITVM – Fides standing left, holding a standard in each hand. $42 1/3/04.



RIC 19, C 37 Denarius Obv: MAXIMINVSPIVSAVGGERM – Laureate, draped bust right.
Rev: PAXAVGVSTI – Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter. $77 12/19/01.



RIC 20, C 75 Denarius Obv: MAXIMINVSPIVSAVGGERM – Laureate, draped bust right.
Rev: PROVIDENTIAAVG – Providentia standing left, holding wand over globe and hold cornucopia. January 236 – March 238 (Rome).



RIC 23, C 105 Denarius Obv: MAXIMINVSPIVSAVGGERM – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAGERM – Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm; seated captive to left. 236-238 (Rome).



RIC 100 Denarius Obv: IMPMAXIMINVSPIVSAVG – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PMTRPVIIICOSIIIPP – Libertas standing left, holding pileus and scepter. 235-238 (Rome). $90 4/8/03.



RIC 142, BMC 371, C 484 Denarius Obv: MAXIMINVSPIVSAVGGERM – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGGERM – Victory standing left, holding wreath; seated captive to left. 236-237 (Rome).


AE Sestertius


RIC 33, BMC 80, C 58 Sestertius Obv: IMPMAXIMINVSPIVSAVG – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PMTRPIICOSPP – Maximinus I standing left, raising hand and holding scepter; two standards to left and one to right; S C across fields. 236 (Rome).



RIC 43, C 10 Sestertius Obv: IMPMAXIMINVSPIVSAVG – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: FIDESMILITVM – Fides standing, facing, holding standard in each hand; S C across fields. 235 (Rome).



RIC 61, BMC 91, C 80 Sestertius Obv: IMPMAXIMINVSPIVSAVG – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PROVIDENTIAAVG – Providentia standing left, holding wand over globe and cornucopia. 235-236 (Rome).



RIC 64, BMC 100, C 88 Sestertius Obv: IMPMAXIMINVSPIVSAVG – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SALVSAVGVSTI Exe: SC – Salus seated left, feeding snake on altar. 235 (Rome). $1,700 1/13/03.



RIC 67, BMC 27, C 100 Sestertius Obv: IMPMAXIMINVSPIVSAVG – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVG – Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm. 235-236 (Rome). $295 7/1/04.



RIC 78, C 13 Sestertius Obv: MAXIMINVSPIVSAVGGERM – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: FIDESMILITVM – Fides standing left, holding standard in each hand. 236-238 (Rome). $300 9/24/03.



RIC 81, BMC 148, C 38 Sestertius Obv: MAXIMINVSPIVSAVGGERM – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PAXAVGVSTI – Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter. 236-237 (Rome).



RIC 85, BMC 176, C 92 Sestertius Obv: MAXIMINVSPIVSAVGGERM – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SALVSAVGVSTI Exe: SC – Salus seated left, feeding snake on altar. c.236-237 (Rome).



RIC 90, BMC 194, C 109 Sestertius Obv: MAXIMINVSPIVSAVGGERM – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAGERMANICA -Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm; seated captive to left. 236-238 (Rome).



RIC 93 Sestertius Obv: MAXIMINVSPIVSAVGGERM – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAGERMANICA Exe: SC – Maximinus standing left, raising hand, being crowned by Victory to right, holding palm. January 236 – March 238 (Rome).


AE Dupondius


RIC 38, C 69 Dupondius Obv: IMPMAXIMINVSPIVSAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PMTRPIIICOSII – Maximinus standing left, raising hand and holding scepter; two standards to left and one to right; SC across fields. 237 (Rome). $300 5/21/03.


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