Medallion with bust of Maximinus I Thrax

Imperial Period
A.D. 236

Mint: Rome


Diameter: 37.5 mm. Weight: 45.03 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bronze (bimetallic)

On View

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


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate, draped cuirassed bust of Maximinus I to right. IMPMAXIMINVSPIVSAVG
Reverse: At left, emperor with two soldiers sacrificing over lighted altar in center. At right, bull kneeling, with three attendants, about to be sacrificed. In background, two distyle shrines in grove of laurel trees. In shrine at left image of Artemis huntress and at right, Apollo Daphnephoros with Lares in left hand.


From a Santamaria auction, May 1961, lot 240; by date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; December 14, 1966: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour