Sestertius with bust of Maximinus I Thrax
Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 17.58 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Draped bust of Maximinus I laureate, right, wearing cuirass.
IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG
Reverse: Maximinus in a quadriga, moving to left holding an olive-branch and sceptre, crowned by Victory standing behind him holding palm.
P-M- TR-P II COS PP SC
By date unknown: Prince Waldek Collection; by 1935: with Münzhandlung Basel, Aeschenvorstadt 37, Basel, Switzerland (Münzhandlung Basel auction 3 [Prince Waldek Collection], March 4-5, 1935, lot 797); purchased at the Münzhandlung Basel auction by Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 on behalf of a U.S. Private Collector; March 12, 1935: purchased from Spink & Son, Ltd. by a U.S. Private Collector; anonymous gift to MFA, October 3, 1935
Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)