Maximinus II was Emperor of the Roman Empire from AD 310 – 313, and held the title of Caesar from AD 305-310. He was embroiled in the civil wars of the Tetrarchy, with rival claimants to the Empire Licinius and Constantine I. His rule is tarred by his persecution of the Christians, conducting one of the last mass persecutions of the faithful. He was defeated in battle by Licinius, having suffered a crushing defeath at the Battle of Tzirallum. Due to the rise of Christianity in Egypt, he was the last pagan ruler of the country to hold the title of pharaoh.
Roman Bronze Maximinus II Follis in a Crystal Pendant
A Roman, bronze follis minted for Maximinus II, surrounded by a crystal pendant mount. The coin features the profile bust of the Emperor, facing right, laureate, draped and cuirassed. His head is surrounded by the legend GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB C. To the reverse is the standing figure of the Genius of the Roman, surrounded by the legend GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI / S – F / PTR. He holds within his hands a patera in his right hand and cornucopiae in his left.
The coin is encased in a custom-made stainless steel bezel to the obverse, decorated with high quality faceted crystal. On the reverse there is a silver mount, hallmarked at the top, to stabilise the coin within its frame. The steel suspension loop is also branded with a recessed TP, in collaboration with Tresor Paris, the Hatton Garden jewellers. The pendant is hung from a silver chain, included with the piece.
Dimension listed below measure from clasp to the end of the pendant.
Condition: Good condition.
|Dimensions||L 31.5 x W 4 cm|