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Coin ID #9790

Pergamon (AD 235-238) AE 42 - Maximinus I

Maximinus I Thrax, 235-238 AD. AE42 - Medallion (43.95g). Strategos Aur. Neilos. AYTOKP•K•Γ•IOYΛ•BHPOC •MAΞIMЄINOC•, laureate, cuirassed bust right, seen from front, fold of cloak on front shoulder, Medusa head on breast of cuirass / ЄΠI CTP•AYP• on left, NЄI/ΛOY in two lines at top, ΠЄPΓAMH•/NΩN• in two lines at right, ΠPΩTΩN•ΓNЄ/•ΩK•PΩN Asklepios standing front holding serpent-wreathed rod, beside Zeus seated left holding patera and scepter; in upper middle field, urn containing palm branch. VF.

This medallion escaped the fate of many of Maximinus' surviving coins and medallions from Pergamum, which had their obverses scraped flat, presumably as damnatio memoriae after the emperor's death. So for example SNG Paris 2264 and 2272-3, the first of which has the variant of our reverse type lacking the urn with palm, from the same reverse die as the intact Paris 2263.

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City/Mint name:Pergamon
Keywords:roman / bronze
References:Cf. SNG Paris 2263 (same obv. die; on rev. NEIΛOY arranged differently and no urn containing palm)
Valuation:Gemini Auc. IX (1/2012), lot 512 ($6,000 + comm)
Photo courtesy of:Gemini, LLC -
Filesize:97 KiB
Date added:Jan 07, 2013
Dimensions:595 x 285 pixels
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