Roman AE of Maximinus II (AD311-313) NGC Wood Box(CH-AU)

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Roman AE of Maximinus II (AD311-313) NGC Wood Box(CH-AU)

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  • Weight/Dimensions: 315.1 g | 5.75 x 4.75 x 1.65
  • Metal: Bronze
  • Obverse: Portrait of the Emperor
  • Reverse: Various reverses feature mythological and military themes


The Tetrarchy was devised by Diocletian as a way to insure the smooth transfer of power when an Emperor died. Instead, it was a recipe for civil war. A nephew of Galerius, Maximinus became Caesar in 305 and Augustus six years later. He was a casualty of the Civil Wars of the Tetrarchy, when rival claimants sought to wipe each other out and consolidate power; he committed suicide after his defeat to Licinius I. A staunch pagan, he engaged on one of the last systematic persecutions of Christians.