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FORVM Maximinus II Daia AE22 Follis Sol Invicto Holding Head of Serapis, est $12
Item Number : 72718
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Auction Type Standard Starting Bid$0.99
Current Bid$2.50   # of Bids2  
QuantityN/A LocationMorehead City, NC, UNITED STATES
Time Left 0d 18h 32m 44s  Mail This Auction to a Friend
Started11/12/2019 8:33:33 AM EST   
Ends12/12/2019 8:00:00 PM EST   
Item Owner (Ratings)FORVM AUCTIONS (1621)       
High Bidder (Ratings)Luke G2 (42)  
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Description
Maximinus II Daia, Late 309 - 30 April 313 A.D.

BB88563. Billon follis, Hunter V 42 (also 3rd officina), RIC VII Nicomedia 73b, SRCV IV 14892, Cohen VII 161, aF, well centered, rough, 3rd officina, Nicomedia (Izmit, Turkey) mint, 3.818 grams, 21.5 mm, die axis 0o, early 312 A.D.; obverse IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG, laureate head right; reverse SOLI INVICTO (to the invincible sun god), Sol standing left, raising right hand commanding the sun to rise, head of Serapis wearing kalathos in left, Γ in left field, SMN in exergue; estimated value: $12.00

Sol Invictus ("Unconquered Sun") was the official sun god of the late Empire and a patron of soldiers. In 274, Aurelian made it an official cult alongside the traditional Roman cults. Scholars disagree whether the new deity was a refoundation of the ancient Latin cult of Sol, a revival of the cult of Elagabalus, or completely new. The god was favored by emperors after Aurelian and appeared on their coins until Constantine. The last inscription referring to Sol Invictus dates to 387 A.D. and there were enough devotees in the 5th century that Augustine found it necessary to preach against them.




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