Maximinus II, as Caesar, 305-309.
Aureus (Gold, 21 mm, 5.29 g, 7 h), Ticinum, 305-306. MAXMINV-S NOB CAES Laureate head of Maximinus II to right. Rev.
FELICITAS CAESS NOSTR / SMT Felicitas seated left, holding caduceus in her right hand and cornucopiae in her left. Calicó -. Depeyrot -. Lanz 160 (2015), 527 (same obverse die
). RIC -. Extremely rare, apparently the second known example. An exceptional piece, lustrous and sharply struck with a wonderful portrait. Very thin die breaks, otherwise,
virtually as struck.
Ex Leu 10, 24 October 2021, 2370 and from the collection of a maître cuisinier, acquired before 2005.
Struck to commemorate the epochal regime change in 305, this wonderful aureus celebrates the accession of Maximinus II and Severus II as the new Caesars.