Maximinus II (AD 309 - AD 313)

Gaius Valerius Galerius Maximinus was originally named Daia. He was born of peasant stock to the half sister of the Roman emperor Galerius near their family lands around Felix Romuliana; a rural area now in the Danubian region of Serbia, then the newly reorganised Roman province of Dacia Aureliana subordinated to the later Prefecture of Illyricum. On the death of Galerius, in 311, Maximinus divided the Eastern Empire between Licinius and himself. When Licinius and Constantine began to make common cause with one another, Maximinus entered into a secret alliance with the usurper Caesar Maxentius, who controlled Italy. He came to an open rupture with Licinius in 313, he summoned an army of 70,000 men, but still sustained a crushing defeat at the Battle of Tzirallum.

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Maximinus II 'Genius' Follis 021111

Maximinus II 'Genius' Follis
Bronze, 4.16 grams, 23.11 mm. Trier. 310-313 AD. Obverse: IMP MAXIMINVS PF AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right. Reverse: GENIO-POP ROM, Genius standing left, tower on head, loins draped, holding patera and cornucopiae, T-F across fields. Mintmark PTR in exergue. RIC VI Trier 845a; Sear 3766. Good extremely fine/good very fine.

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Maximinus II 'Genius of the Emperors' Follis 008846

Scarce Maximinus II 'Genius of the Emperors' Follis
Bronze, 5.69 grams; 26.42 mm. Siscia. 309-310 A.D. Obverse: MAXIMINVS NOB CAES, Laureate head right. Reverse: GENIO AV-GVSTI, Genius standing left, modius on head, naked except for chlamys over left shoulder, holding patera and cornucopiae; crescent in left field, G in right field; mintmark SIS in exergue. RIC VI Siscia, 199, rated Scarce in RIC. Good very fine. A significant coin which has been published on

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