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Roman Empire

Ruler: Maximus Caesar under Maximinus I
Reigned: 235-238 AD
Denomination: AR Denarius
Mint: Rome
Date of Issue: 235 - 236 AD
Obverse: Bare-headed and draped bust right ; "MAXIMVS CAES GERM"
Reverse: Maximus standing left, holding baton and transverse spear; two standards to right; "PRINC IVVENTVTIS"
Reference: RIC 3; RSC 10; BMC 211; RCVM 8406
Weight: 2.9 gms
Diameter: 19.3 mm

MAXIMUS (Gaius. Julius Verus Maximus)

The son of Maximinus I, Maximus was probably given the rank of Caesar at the same time as his father became Augustus. He was murdered with his father at Aquileia on June 24th, 238. The assassins took the heads of Maximinus and his son to Ravenna, where Pupienus was mustering troops, and then on to Rome.

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