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Roman Empire

Ruler: Maximus Caesar
Reigned: 235-238 AD
Denomination: AE Sestertius
Mint: Rome
Date of Issue: 235-236 AD
Obverse: Bare headed and draped bust, right. "MAXIMVS CAES. GERM."
Reverse: Maximus standing left, holding baton in right hand and transverse spear in left; two standards to right, "PRINCIPI IVVENTIS". "S-C" in field.
Reference: RCVM 8410, RIC IV 9; BMCRE 123-4 (Maximinus); Banti 5.
Weight: 22.3 gms
Diameter: 29.4 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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