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Roman Empire, Maximus, Sestertius
Obv. MAXIMVS CAES GERM, draped bust right.
Rev. PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS S C, emperor standing left, holding baton and spear, at the right two standards.
Mint: Rome, 236-238 AD.

32mm 21.38g

RIC 13; Cohen 14; BMC 213

Ex Münzenhandlung Manfred Olding, Lagerliste
Ex Reusing /Schürer Collection
Ex Münzenhandlung A. Riechman 1930 (65 Reichsmark)

Princeps Juventutis was a name of dignity even in the most flourishing days of the republic. It was an honorary appellation given to him who took the lead of the greater and lesser boys appointed to perform a part in the game of Troy (ad ludum Troja). The prince of the youth was, in the earlier times, the chief of the Equestrian Order. Under the empire, and from the very commencement of that monarchical form of government, this title, although simply honorary, appears to have been given, as an apanage, to such young princes of the imperial family as were destined to reign, and was sometimes conferred on them at a very early age. (Numiswiki, FAC)
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Jay GT4  [Jun 13, 2019 at 10:41 PM]
Love this reverse type. I have 2 from the Reusing/Schurer collection
quadrans  [Jun 13, 2019 at 10:42 PM]
Nice one
okidoki  [Jun 13, 2019 at 10:47 PM]
Congrats very nice
Callimachus  [Jun 14, 2019 at 04:32 AM]
Beautiful coin. Stil on my want list.
OldMoney  [Jun 14, 2019 at 03:31 PM]
Outstanding!
Pharsalos  [Jun 22, 2019 at 07:54 PM]
Magnificent example.