Maximinus

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. 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.

AR Denarius

RIC 1d, Cohen 46 AR Denarius Obv: IMPMAXIMINVSPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: PMTRPCOSPP - Maximinus standing left between two standards, holding scepter and raising right hand in salute.


RIC 3, Cohen 55 AR Denarius Obv: IMPMAXIMINVSPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed
Rev: PMTRPIICOSPP - Maximinus standing left, holding scepter; at front and back, two standards.


RIC 4, Cohen 56 AR Denarius Obv: IMPMAXIMINVSAVGGERM - Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: PMTRPIICOSPP - Maximinus standing left between two standards, holding scepter and raising right hand in salute.


RIC 5, Cohen 65 AR Denarius Obv: IMPMAXIMINVSAVGGERM - Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: PMTRPIIICOSPP - Maximinus standing left between two standards, holding scepter and raising right hand in salute.


RIC 7a, Cohen 7 AR Denarius Obv: IMPMAXIMINVSPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped
Rev: FIDESMILITVM - Fides standing left with a standard held out vertically in each hand.


RIC 10, Cohen 19 AR Denarius Obv: IMPMAXIMINVSPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: LIBERALITASAVG - Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopia.


RIC 12, Cohen 31 AR Denarius Obv: IMPMAXIMINVSPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: PAXAVGVSTI - Pax standing left, holding olive branch and transverse scepter. Lot sold for $33 11/15/01.


RIC 12d, Cohen 31 AR Denarius Obv: IMPMAXIMINVSPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: PAXAVGVSTI - Pax standing left, holding olive branch and transverse scepter.


RIC 13, Cohen 77 AR Denarius Obv: IMPMAXIMINVSPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped
Rev: PROVIDENTIAAVG - Providentia standing left, holding wand over globe and cornucopia. Lot sold for $23 11/18/01.


RIC 13d, Cohen 77 AR Denarius Obv: IMPMAXIMINVSPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: PROVIDENTIAAVG - Providentia standing left, holding wand over globe with right hand and holds cornucopia in other. Lot sold for $53 12/16/01.


RIC 14d, Cohen 85 AR Denarius Obv: IMPMAXIMINVSPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped
Rev: SALVSAVGVSTI - Salus seated left, feeding snake rising from altar. Lot sold for $40 11/24/01.


RIC 16d, Cohen 99 AR Denarius Obv: IMPMAXIMINVSPIVSAVG - Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed
Rev: VICTORIAAVG - Victory standing right holding wreath and palm.


RIC 18a, Cohen 9 AR Denarius Obv: MAXIMINVSPIVSAVGGERM - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: FIDESMILITVM - Fides standing left, holding a standard in each hand. Lot sold for $33 1/1/02.


RIC 19d, Cohen 37 AR Denarius Obv: IMPMAXIMINVSAVGGERM - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: PAXAVGVSTI - Pax standing left, holding an olive branch and transverse scepter. Lot sold for $77 12/19/01.


RIC 20, Cohen 75 AR Denarius Obv: MAXIMINVSPIVSAVGGERM - Laureate bust right, draped.
Rev: PROVIDENTIAAVG - Providentia standing left, holding wand over globe with right hand and holds cornucopia in other.


RIC 23, Cohen 105 AR Denarius Obv: IMPMAXIMINVSPIVSAVGGERM - Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed
Rev: VICTORIAGERM - Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm; at feet a bound captive. Lot sold for $32 11/13/01.


AE Provincials

Unattributed AE24 (Alexandria Troas) Obv: Laureate head right with greek legend.
Rev: Horse right.


Jurakova 201-II AE (Deultum, Thrace) Obv: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: Lion walking right.