Dupondius with bust of Maximinus I Thrax

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 236–238


Mint: Italy, Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 11.97 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

68.512

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Maximinus I, radiate, draped, cuirassed, right.
MAXIMINVSPIVSAVGGERM
Reverse: Victory standing, head left, holds palm branch in left hand and in right wreath above a seated captive.
VICTORIAGERMANICA S C (left and right in field)

Provenance

By date unknown: Sir Charles Oman Collection; by 1968: with Christie, Manson & Woods, 8 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Oman collection, July 2, 1968, lot 196, partial); purchased on behalf of MFA at Christie's auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 1-11 John Adam Street, The Adelphi, London; September 11, 1968: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour