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    Maximinus I, A.D. 235-238. AR denarius minted A.D. 235-236. Laureate, cuirassed and draped bust right of Maximinus I/Providentia standing left, holding cornucopiae and wand over globe. RIC 13, C. 77. AU53 ICG, with an old collector's number "8" inked in reverse left field.
    Often it is easiest to see the cuirass, or armor (originally of leather), on the shoulder of the emperor. In this case it is depicted on the huge and frightening barbarian-emperor Maximinus, the first army-professional to rise to the purple through the ranks of the military. He never visited Rome during his reign, and spoke little Latin.
    From the Collection of Dr. Joseph M. Seventko. (PCGS# 100487)


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