Obverse: IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: VICTORIA AVG, Victory advancing right holding branch and wreath
AD 235-238 Roman Empire Maximinus I AR Denarius, NGC AU
We’re pleased to offer you today a beautiful silver Roman denarius from about 1800 years ago, more recently from the Seven Hills Hoard. This beautiful coin is exhibits beautiful luster with a choice strike and obverse. Only the weakly struck reverse using worn dies prevents the choice grade overall. Exceptional centering and obverse design detail.
Gaius Julius Verus Maximinus Thrax was a shortlived emperor of Rome during a period of great tumult. The armies distrusted their leadership and extraordinary corruption overtook the Roman Empire, leading Maximinus to be one of the few Roman Emperors who never actually went to Rome. He ascended upon the assassination of his predecessor and was killed while trying to take back the city from split factions trying to take over the empire from within.
Nonetheless, this splendid silver denarius was minted during his reign. It is a lovely piece in hand, and we’re excited at the opportunity to sell you this ancient coin for a price less than many AU Morgans – or even some AU Lincolns!