|Maximinus II Daia
(309-313 A.D.) - AE Nummus (Reduced Follis) - 25mm, 6.57gr
|Obverse - IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS PF AVG
Maximinus, his laureate head right
|Reverse - GENIO IMP-ERATORIS
Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over
left shoulder, right holding patera (from which liquor flows),
and left cornucopiae. A crescent in right field above patera.
Crescent over K in left field, G over P in right field. ALE in Exergue.
|Minted at officina Gamma in Alexandria (Egypt) in 311 A.D.
Sutherland, C.H.V., "Roman Imperial Coinage", Volume 6 (RIC), Alexandria, p682, nr 139b.
Voetter, Otto, "Die Münzen der römischen Kaiser, Kaiserinnen und Caesaren von Diocletianus bis Romulus, Katalog der
hinterlassenen Sammlung und Aufzeichnung des Herrn Paul Gerin" (Voetter-Gerin), Alexandria, Maximinus Daia, p19, #22.
Failmezger, V., "Roman Bronze Coins From Paganism To Christianity 294-364 A.D.", nr 197eM2
Van Meter, D., "Handbook of Roman Imperial Coins", p283, nr 13.
Suarez, R., "Encyclopedia of Roman Imperial Coins" (ERIC), p464/65, unlisted variety (B07, O09, R14, T13, M01)
Quality: Very Fine
This coin was once part of the Northern Sinai hoard, found around 1965 "at a tel just to the west of the village of esh-Sheikh
Zuweid. The site of the tel, on the ancient Via Maris, has been identified with the Beth Tappuah (i.e. House of the Apple), known
in Greek as Boutaphion. It is on the coast c. 15 km south-west of Rafah towards El Arish, which in 1965 was the capital of
Egyptian Sinai." (1)
The coin still has the original green patina which is typical of coins from the Northern Sinai Hoard..
(1) = Cathy E. King & Arnold Spaer, "A Hoard of Folles from Northern Sinai", Numismatic Chronicle, 1977, p66.
See my page on "My folles from the Northern Sinai Hoard"