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ROMAN EMPIRE, MAXIMINUS II as Filius Augustorum. AE Follis (Nummus) of Thessalonika. Struck A.D.308 - 309
Obverse: MAXIMINVS FIL AVGG. Laureate head of Maximinus II facing right.
Reverse: GENIO CAESARIS. Genius standing facing left, holding patera in right hand and cornucopiae in left; in left field, star; in right field, delta; in exergue, SMTS.
RIC VI : 32a

Maximinus Daia was the nephew of Galerius, who made him Caesar in A.D.305. He then changed his name to Galerius Valerius Maximinus and ruled over the East and Egypt from his headquarters at Antioch. When Licinius was made Augustus in A.D.308, Maximinus demanded the title also, especially since it had been usurped by Constantine in the West. Instead, both he and Constantine received the novel rank of Filius Augustorum in late A.D.308 or early 309. Galerius though finally acceded to Maximinus' demands and he was promoted to Augustus in May, A.D.310.
This coin bears the new (and short lived) Filius Augustorum title which only appears on some coins struck for Maximinus in the West. The issues of his capital, Antioch, only stress his position as Caesar until his promotion to Augustus.
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Jay GT4  [Aug 24, 2019 at 10:46 PM]
Nice looking coin. Love the patina