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Maximinus II Follis

Maximinus II Follis, Emperor AD 309-313, minted at Antioch AD 310-311, RIC 147c, 5.7 gms, Obverse:  laureate bust of Maximinus II facing right, IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS PF AVG, Reverse:  Genius standing left, wearing a modius, a burning altar at his feet, holding a patera from which liquid is flowing in his right hand and a cornucopia in his left arm, a crescent in the upper left field, A in right field, GENIO EXERCITVS, ANT in exergue, a very lovely coin with light chocolate brown patina, a superb portrait of Maximinus II, detailed Genius and devices on the reverse, a well struck and centered coin with full and clear legends on both sides with the exception of an E and the V on the reverse not fully struck up, Asking price:  $72 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Maximinus II Follis

Maximinus II Follis, Emperor AD 309-313, struck AD 312 at Antioch, RIC 164b, 20.5 mm, 3.45 gms, Obverse:  laureate bust of Maximinus II facing right, IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS PF AVG, Reverse:  Genius standing left, a modius on his head, holding the head of Sol in his upraised right palm and a cornucopia in his left arm, a star in the lower left field, A in central right field, GENIO AVGVSTI, ANT in exergue, a choice example of this issue with a light green patina, great portrait of Maximinus II, detailed Genius and Sol (well, his head, anyway), a well struck and centered coin with full and clear legends on both sides, graded Choice VF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it, Asking price:  $69 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Maximinus II Follis

Maximinus II Follis, Caesar AD 305-308, Emperor AD 309-313, struck as Caesar at Nicomedia AD 307-308, RIC 55, 25.5 x 27.5 mm, 7.8 gms, Obverse:  laureate bust of Maximinus II facing right, GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB CAES, Reverse:  Genius standing left, holding a patera from which liquid is flowing in his right hand and a cornucopia in his left arm, GENIO CAESARIS CMH, SMNB in exergue, a lovely follis with light gray patina, with the lighter color in the fields nicely setting off the detail, very nice portrait of Maximinus II, detailed Genius on the reverse, A in CAES in the obverse legend not fully struck up, and MH in the reverse legend not fully struck, with those exceptions full and clear legends, a very attractive coin, Asking price:  $52 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Maximinus II Follis

000_4692.jpg000_4690.jpg000_4694.jpg000_4688.jpgMaximinus II Follis, Emperor AD 305-313, minted at Thessalonica AD 312, RIC 50a, Obverse:  laureate bust of Maximinus II facing right, MAXIMINVS PF AVG, Reverse:  Jupiter standing half left, holding a globe in his upturned right palm and a long scepter in his left arm, IOVI CONSERVATORI, SMTS with three dots in exergue, a wreath in the left field, Delta in the right field, a large follis, well struck and centered and silvered lustrous, magnificent and sharp portrait of Maximinus, detailed Jupiter and devices on the reverse, clear and full legends on both sides, one heck of a very attractive and lovely coin!  Asking price:  $127 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Maximinus II Follis

maximinus-ii-caput-solis-rev.jpgmaximinus-ii-caput-solis-obv.jpg000_4481.jpg000_4479.jpg000_4482.jpg000_4476.jpgMaximinus II Follis, Emperor AD 309-313, struck at Antioch AD 312,  11th Officina, RIC 164b,  21 mm, 4.35 gms, Obverse:  laureate bust of Maximinus II facing right, IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG, Reverse:  Genius standing left, holding the head of Sol in his right hand and a cornucopia in his left arm, GENIO AVGVSTI, * in left field, AI in right field, ANT in exergue, glossy coin with lovely and even light black patina, sharp portrait of Maximinus II, detailed Genius and devices on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, a lovely coin well struck and centered, very sharp.  I’m including two photos taken by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased the coin.  I’m still working on photographing bronze coins with dark patina!  When it comes to denarii and antoniniani, even toned ones, I’m very accurate in depicting the coins. I love luster! My four photos of this coin are more accurate in capturing the color of this follis.  It’s a sharp beauty.  Asking price:  $125 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Maximinus II Follis

000_4351.jpg000_4348.jpg000_4352.jpg000_4346.jpgMaximinus II Follis, Emperor AD 309-313, minted at Nicomedia, 1st Officina, AD 312, RIC 75,  22 mm, 6.47 gms, Obverse:  laureate bust of Maximinus II facing right, IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS PF AVG, Reverse:  Hercules leaning on his club right, a lion skin draped over his left forearm, HERCVLI VICTORI, *A in left field, SMN in exergue, a beautiful coin with medium black patina with traces of silvering, a sharp portrait of Maximinus II, a very detailed Hercules and accoutrements on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, a well struck and centered coin that is just lovely, a highly sought after type for Maximinus II, Asking price:  $285 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Maximinus II Follis

000_2355.JPG000_2354.JPG000_2352.JPG000_2350.JPG000_2349.JPG000_2346.JPG000_2345.JPG000_2344.JPG000_2343.JPG000_2341.JPG000_2340.JPGMaximinus II Follis, Emperor AD 309-313 (after serving as Filius Augustorum AD 308-309), struck at Siscia AD 311, RIC VI, 222b; Van Meter 16 but with obverse legend 23, 24 mm, 7.18 gms, Obverse: laureate bust of Maximinus II facing right, IMP MAXIMINVS PF AVG, Reverse: Jupiter standing left, holding his scepter and a thunderbolt, a chlamys hanging from his left shoulder, an eagle at his feet holding a wreath in its beak, IOVI CONSERVATORI, SIS in exergue, exceedingly (in my opinion) lovely sandy/desert patina as a background for the darker patina of the portrait and reverse, wonderful portrait of Maximinus II in a cameo-like effect, detailed Jupiter, full and mostly clear obverse legend, reverse legend missing letters as shown, a beautiful coin with a lovely and very striking patina, Asking price: $83 includes priority shipping and insurance000_2339.JPG

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Maximinus II Follis

000_2375.JPG000_2373.JPG000_2371.JPG000_2367.JPG000_2364.JPG000_2363.JPG000_2361.JPG000_2360.JPG000_2359.JPGMaximinus II Follis, Emperor AD 309-313 (after Filius Augustorum AD 308-309), struck at Cyzicus AD 311-313, RIC VI, 91a; Van Meter 16, 4.6 gms, Obverse: laureate bust of Maximinus II facing right, IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS PF AVG, Reverse: Jupiter standing left, holding Victory perched on a globe in his upraised right palm and a scepter in his left hand, IOVI CONSERVATORI, Gamma in left field, MKV in exergue, lustrous coin with very dark brown to light black patina, wonderful and sharp portrait of Maximinus II in high relief, very detailed Jupiter and Victory on the reverse, full and sharp legends on both sides, a well centered and struck coin that was very difficult for me to capture accurately, especially the legends and finer details which are all very apparent in hand, the black luster got in the way (at least as my skills are concerned!), the coin is darker than my photos show yet the details are pin sharp in hand, graded About EF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased the coin, Asking price: $83 includes priority shipping and insurance000_2356.JPG

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Tetrarchy Goes to Pot

000_1859.JPG000_1858.JPG000_1854.JPG000_1851.JPG000_1850.JPG000_1848.JPG000_1846.JPG000_1845.JPG000_1844.JPG000_1842.JPG000_1839.JPG000_1837.JPG000_1833.JPG000_1832.JPGOffered are two coins, of Galerius and Maximinus II. After the death of Constantius I, father of who was to become Constantine I, the tetrarchy went to heck with all sorts of competing personalities, with even Maximianus coming out of “retirement.” Diocletian finally called them all together but the solution suited nobody, and civil war became the state of affairs for years. These coins of Galerius and Maximinus II belong together because they became Augustus and Caesar, respectively, of the Eastern empire after the abdications of Diocletian and Maximianus. Then Constantius I died, and……

Top Coin: Galerius Follis, Caesar under Diocletian AD 293-305, Augustus (of the East) AD 305-311, S 3708 (var.), 26 mm, 10.06 gms, Obverse: laureate bust of Galerius facing right, GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES, Reverse: Genius standing left, holding a patera and a cornucopia, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, lovely and sharp coin with attractive light golden brown patina, wonderful and sharp portrait of Galerius in high relief, detailed reverse, full and clear legends on both sides. Graded About EF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased the coin.000_1831.JPG Galerius died in AD 311, and mostly likely very frustrated. The illness which laid him in his grave may have been a blessing because he spent much of his time as Caesar trying to defeat the Persians and placating Diocletian. Then as Augustus, he tried to hold the empire together by diplomacy and arms, neither of which worked. He was competing against too many personalities: Maximianus and his son Maxentius, Constantine (who’d been elevated by his troops after his father’s death), and even Maximinus II, his own Caesar, whose coin follows.

Bottom Coin: Maximinus II Follis, Caesar under Galerius AD 305-308, Filius Augustorum AD 308-309, Augustus AD 309-313, Van Meter 12, 25 mm, 6.6 gms, Obverse: laureate bust of Maximinus II facing right, GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB CAES, Reverse: Genius standing left, holding a patera and a cornucopia, GENIO CAESARIS CHM, SMNB in exergue, very attractive coin with very light chocolate brown patina with an overall greenish tint (if that makes any sense! It’s a very attractive patina!), small spots of green are stable (and have been for years) and are very difficult to see even in bright light in hand though they are no detraction at all anyway. They are built right in to the patina and are attractive to me. Full and clear legends on both sides of the coin. Maximinus II was as frustrated as Galerius, it seems. To placate him and Constantine, Galerius elevated them both to a new title just for them: Filius Augustorum. Upon Galerius’s death, Maximinus declared himself senior Augustus, but then, condensing things here, he found himself confronting an alliance of Constantine (who’d disposed of Maxentius in Rome) and Licinius, who’d been declared Augustus of the West by Galerius after Diocletian’s big conference in AD 308. Maximinus’s forces were defeated by Licinius, and Maximinus ended his own life when he saw all had come to naught. What a mess. And then, of course, Constantine and Licinius went at it tooth and claw, but that’s another twisted chain of events. A beautiful coin, and Maximinus has lived on through it.

Asking price for both coins:  $138 includes priority shipping and insurance

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Maximinus II Follis

000_2957.JPG000_2955.JPG000_2952.JPG000_2950.JPG000_2949.JPG000_2948.JPG000_2946.JPG000_2942.JPG000_2941.JPG000_2940.JPG000_2939.JPG000_2937.JPG000_2936.JPG000_2935.JPG000_2933.JPG000_2932.JPG000_2931.JPGMaximinus II Follis, Emperor AD 309-313, struck at Nicomedia, RIC 79, 21 mm, 5.9 gms, Obverse: laureate bust of Maximinus II facing right, IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG, Reverse: Jupiter standing left, holding Victory perched on a globe in his right hand and a scepter in his left, IOVI CONSERVATORI, B in right field, SMN in exergue, a beautifully detailed coin with a very lovely patina and luster, attractive green highlights scattered throughout the coin, superb portrait of Maximinus, detailed Jupiter and devices on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, a beauty, Asking price: $365 includes priority shipping and insurance000_2930.JPG

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