The Roman Empire
Maximinus I, 235 – 238
Sestertius 236-237, Æ 18.63 g. MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust r. Rev. PAX – AVGVSTI S – C Pax standing facing, head l., holding branch and sceptre. C 38. BMC 148. RIC 81. A very interesting portrait and a magnificent green patina. Good extremely fine
Ex NAC 21, 2001, 512 and NAC 54, 2010, Luc Girard, 523 sales. Illustrated on www.romancoins.info, section imagines imperatorum. This coin will be included in the upcoming book on portraits on Roman coins (see introduction to this auction catalogue).
Excellent expressive and extreme portrait style of Maximinus Thrax. AMP.