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Sestertius: CM.6591-2007

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Ruler: Maximinus (235-238)
Ruler: Maximus (Struck in the name of)
Mint: Rome
State: Roman Empire

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Notes

History note: Ex Ritchie W. Post, from the F. Martin Post Collection, bt F.S. Robinson, Albany, NY, ix.1986 for $220.00

Measurements and weight

Image(height): 32.17 mm
Image(width): 30.46 mm

Place(s) associated

  • Rome

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2007-11-19) by The Post Family Trust

Dating

236 CE - 238-04 CE

Components of the work

Object composed of bronze Die Axis 0 degrees Weight 23.15 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Bust of Maximus right seen from behind

  • Text: MAXIMVS CAES GERM
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Maximus standing left with spear and baton, two standards behind him

  • Text: PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS / S C
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.6591-2007
Primary reference Number: 166154
RIC: 4-2.156.13
BMC: 6.240.213
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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