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Maximus Denarius

Maximus Denarius, son of Maximinus (Emperor AD 235-238) and Caesar under him AD 235-238, struck as Caesar at Rome AD 236, RIC 1, RSC 1,  19 mm, 3.3 gms, Obverse:  bare-headed and draped bust of Maximus facing right, IVL VERVS MAXIMVS CAES, Reverse:  Roman sacrificial implements, from left to right:  lituus (curved wand, like a crozier), secespita (knife), capis (jug, pitcher, water vessel), simpulum (large spoon, ladle), and aspergillum (whisk, sprinkler), PIETAS AVG, a very lustrous coin with just the tiniest, tiniest touch of attractive and very subtle lovely golden toning, a fabulous, sharp, and expressive portrait of Maximus in high relief, superlatively detailed reverse with the implements as sharply struck and detailed as I’ve ever seen, full and clear legends on both sides, a beautiful coin indeed well struck and centered and graded EF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it, Asking price:  $1,390 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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