Extremely rare, apparently the second known example
Lot 245
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.
15000 CHF
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Closing time: 14-Oct-23, 06:00:00 CEST
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