An exceptional denarius of Diva Paulina from the collection of Yves Gunzenreiner
Lot 1346
Diva Paulina, died before 235. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.21 g, 12 h), Rome, 236-238. DIVA PAVLINA Veiled and draped bust of Diva Paulina to right. Rev. CONSECRATIO Diva Paulina, raising her right hand and holding long scepter in her left, reclining left on peacock flying to right. BMC 127. Cohen 2. MIR 38a-3. RIC 2. Lustrous, perfectly centered and very well struck. A most attractive example with a magnificent portrait and an exceptionally detailed reverse. Very minor deposits on the obverse, otherwise, virtually as struck.


From the collections of Dipl.-Ing. Adrian Lang and Yves Gunzenreiner, Leu 1, 25 October 2017, 291, ex Triton XVIII, 6 January 2015, 1182, Triton XII, 6 January 2009, 715 and Tkalec, 18 February 2002, 216.

Caecilia Paulina was the wife of Maximinus I, who most likely passed away before her husband's brutal coup in 235. Though little is known about her life, she at least bore one son, Maximus, who later became Caesar. Given the importance of the imperial family in Roman ideology, Maximinus posthumously elevated his wife to the purple, and she was duly deified and placed on his coinage.
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