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Maximinus I Thrax, 20 March 235 - Late May 238 A.D., Pella, Macedonia
Pella was founded in 399 B.C. by King Archelaus (413 - 399 B.C.) as his capital. It was the seat of Philip II and of his son, Alexander the Great. In 168 B.C., it was sacked by the Romans, and its treasury transported to Rome. Later the city was destroyed by an earthquake. By 180 A.D., Lucian could describe it in passing as "now insignificant, with very few inhabitants."
RP83513. Bronze AE 26, SNG ANS 6
36, Varbanov III
3742 (R4) var. (bust
also draped), AMNG III
/ 2 p. 99, 34 var. (same); SNG Hunterian
658 var. (same); BMC Macedonia
-, aVF, excellent portrait, areas not fully struck, holed, slightly off center on a tight flan
, centration dimple on reverse
8.921g, maximum diameter
26.0mm, die axis
, 20 Mar 235 - late May 238 A.D.; obverse
IMP C C IVL VER MAXIMINVS, laureate and cuirassed bust
right, from the front; reverse
COL IVL AVG PELLA
seated left, putting her right hand to her mouth; $135.00
Catalog current as of Monday, December 11, 2017.
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