Maximinus I Thrax, 20 March 235 - Late May 238 A.D., Pella, Macedonia
Maximinus I Thrax, 20 March 235 - late May 238 A.D.
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 636, 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, weight 8.921 g, maximum diameter 26.0 mm, die axis 90o, Pella mint, 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, Spes seated left, putting her right hand to her mouth;
$150.00 SALE PRICE $135.00
In 236, Pope Fabian succeeded Pope Anterus as the twentieth pope; he separated Rome into seven deaconships, and sent seven missionaries to Gaul to evangelize in the large cities.RS77094. Silver denarius, RIC IV 19, RSC III 37, BMCRE VI 146, Hunter III 18, cf. SRCV III 8310 (obverse legend), EF, well centered, excellent portrait, edge cracks, die wear, weight 3.255 g, maximum diameter 20.6 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, late 236 - Apr 238 A.D.; obverse MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse PAX AVGVSTI (to the peace of the emperor), Pax standing half left, branch in right hand, transverse scepter in left;
$135.00 SALE PRICE $122.00Maximinus I Thrax, 20 March 235 - Late May 238 A.D., Thessalonica, Macedonia
The god Kabeiros is similar in appearance to Dionysos and the rites of his cult were likely similar to those of the Dionysian mysteries. The attributes of Kabeiros are a rhyton and hammer.RP83454. Bronze AE 24, SNG ANS 875 corr. (obv. leg.); Varbanov 4500 (R4) var. (obv. leg.); BMC Macedonia p. 123, 112 var. (same), VF, fantastic portrait, centered on a tight flan, flatly struck centers, light marks, centration dimple on reverse, weight 12.268 g, maximum diameter 23.9 mm, die axis 0o, Thessalonika (Salonika, Greece) mint, 20 Mar 235 - Late May 238 A.D.; obverse AVT K Γ IOVΛ OVHP MAΞIMINOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse ΘECCAΛONIKEΩN, Nike flying left, she hold Kabeiros standing left holding rhyton and hammer in her right hand, palm frond in her left hand; scarce obv. legend variety;
$135.00 SALE PRICE $122.00
Providentia is the personification of the ability to foresee and to make provision for the future. This coin is dedicated to the foresight of the gods. Providentia was one of the embodiments of virtues that were part of the imperial cult. Cicero said that providentia is one of the three main components of prudentia, "the knowledge of things that are good or bad or neither," along with memoria (memory) and intellegentia (understanding).RS76714. Silver denarius, RIC IV 13; RSC III 77; BMCRE VI p. 223, 15; Hunter III 11; SRCV III 8315, VF/F, toned, well centered, encrustations, weight 2.513 g, maximum diameter 19.3 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, Mar 235 - Jan 236 A.D.; obverse IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse PROVIDENTIA AVG (the foresight of the Emperor), Providentia standing left, wand in right hand pointed downward over globe at feet on left, cornucopia in left hand;
$60.00 SALE PRICE $54.00
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