A ROMAN BRONZE FOLLIS OF MAXIMINUS II IN 22K GOLD FILLED PENDANT
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Reign of Maximinus II (305-13 CE)
Antioch Mint; 311-2 CE
Obverse: Laureate head of Maximinus II facing right. IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG.
Reverse: Genius standing left wearing modius with chlamys draped over left shoulder. Holding Victoriola in his right hand and a cornucopiae in his left. Star in left field. Δ in right field. GENIO AVGVSTI. ANT mint mark no longer visible.
Coin in fine condition set in modern 22K gold filled swivel pendant.
3.7 x 3 cm (1.45 x 1.18 inches); 10.86 g
Worldwide Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity Included in Price.
Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.
RIC VI, 162b
Victoriola was a small cult statue which represented Victory. Often, as in this example, she is depicted holding a laurel wreath in her outstretched hand and stands on a globe.
Maximinus II (Caius Valerius Galerius Maximinus Daia) was born c. 270 CE to the sister of Galerius. He ruled during the age of the Tetrarchs and was appointed Caesar under Galerius in 305 CE. He was Augustus for a short period of time from 308-311 CE when he was defeated by his co-Augustus Licinius.