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ROMAN, Maximinus I (AD 235 - 238) Silver Denarius Salus
Maximinus I, 235 - 238 AD
Silver Denarius, Rome Mint, struck Mar 235 - Jan 236 A.D.
20mm, 3.22 grams
Obverse: IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus right.
IMP[erator] MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG[vstvs] Emperor Maximinus Dutiful Augustus

Reverse: SALVS AVGVSTI ( [Dedicated to] To the health of the Emperors ) , Salus ( Hygieia - Greek - ), seated left, feeding snake rising up from altar, from Patera in right hand, resting left elbow on throne.

References ; RIC 85
A superb Choice EF masterpiece example , artistic and well executed dies.

From The Sam Mansourati Collection./ NO. RI 20450.
Given as a souvenir to a dear friend. ( 8/18/2016 )


Salus was the Roman goddess of health. She was Hygieia to the Greeks ( Her name is the source of the word "hygiene." ), who believed her to be the daughter of Aesculapius, the god of medicine and healing, and Epione, the goddess of soothing of pain. Her father Asclepius learned the secrets of keeping death at bay after observing one serpent bringing another healing herbs. Woman seeking fertility, the sick, and the injured slept in his temples in chambers where non-poisonous snakes were left to crawl on the floor and provide healing.

*The logo of Pharmacology was taken from Salus 's Patera and snake .
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Mat  [Aug 13, 2016 at 01:48 AM]
Stunning!
quadrans  [Aug 13, 2016 at 05:24 PM]
Nice piece...
David Atherton  [Aug 14, 2016 at 11:41 AM]
Wonderful all around!
Enodia  [Aug 21, 2016 at 08:44 PM]
well struck with great detail... nice!
Sam  [Aug 21, 2016 at 08:52 PM]
Mat , quadrans , David , and Enodia , Thank you all .
Your honest and nice words are highly appreciated.