MAXIMINUS II Daia 308AD Ancient Roman Coin Nude GENIUS Protection Wealth i22409
Item: i22409 Authentic Ancient Coin of. Maximinus II’Daia’- Roman Emperor: 308-313 A. Bronze Follis 26mm (8.79 grams) Cyzicus mint 308-310 A. Reference: RIC 43 (Cyzicus) GALVALMAXIMINVSNOBC – Laureate head right. GENIOCAESARIS Exe: /MKV – Genius standing left, pouring out patera and holding cornucopia. The name comes probably from Lat. Gignere, because this deity was assigned to each human when he was conceived or he was taken under his protection (Varro), or he has created us himself or has been created together with us (Apuleius). It’s clear, that the Romans tried to integrate the Genius into their mythology. His parents should have been Jupiter and Gaea, who has born him, after Jupiter has created him when he was asleep. Others suggest that he was a son of the gods and the father of men. In any case all suggest that the Genii – there are many of them! – take a middle position between the gods and men. As soon as a human being was born one or two Genii were assigned to him, a white good one and a black bad one. The good one gives him all of his good thoughts, the bad one the contrary. Which ever is the stronger one he is the one who forms the character of the man. Genii always appear at males. Within women there were the Junones. The Genii stayed with their person until his death when they gave him to the gods. According to others each man has only one Genius. The Genius handed down his man to the court and blamed him if he was lying or praised him when he kept the truth. According to the Genius the judgement was given to him because the Genius knew all of his secret thoughts. Even families, cities and countries had these guardian spirits. The Genius of Rome had a golden statue in the VIII regio. Everyone gave honour to his own Genius, especially at his birthday when he gave offerings to him but only flowers, wine and incense, because it was not allowed to kill any animal on this day. A vow done by the Genius of the emperor was the most steadfast oath as if it was done by Jupiter himself. Some suggested that the Genius was identical with the Animus, others that he actually was the mind of men. But because also mountains, swamps, lakes, fountains, valleys and forests had their own Genius it could be concluded that he actually was a fictive entity invented only to put the humans in fear and to prevent them from vice (Hederich). Gaius Valerius Galerius Maximinus 20 November, c. 270 July/August, 313 Roman emperor from 308 to 313, was originally named Daia. He was born of peasant stock to the half sister of the Roman emperor Galerius near their family lands around Felix Romuliana ; a rural area now in the Danubian region of Misia today Bulgaria, then the newly reorganised Roman province of Dacia Aureliana subordinated to the later Prefecture of Illyricum. He rose to high distinction after he had joined the army, and in 305 he was adopted by his maternal uncle, Galerius , and raised to the rank of caesar , with the government of Syria and Aegyptus. In 308, after the elevation of Licinius to Augustus , Maximinus and Constantine were declared filii Augustorum (“sons of the Augusti”), but Maximinus probably started styling himself after Augustus during a campaign against the Sassanids in 310. On the death of Galerius, in 311, Maximinus divided the Eastern Empire between Licinius and himself. When Licinius and Constantine began to make common cause with one another, Maximinus entered into a secret alliance with the usurper Caesar Maxentius , who controlled Italy. He came to an open rupture with Licinius in 313, he summoned an army of 70,000 men, but still sustained a crushing defeat at the Battle of Tzirallum , in the neighbourhood of Heraclea Pontica , on the April 30, and fled, first to Nicomedia and afterwards to Tarsus , where he died the following August. His death was variously ascribed “to despair, to poison, and to the divine justice”. Maximinus has a bad name in Christian annals, as having renewed persecution after the publication of the toleration edict of Galerius (see Edict of Toleration by Galerius). Eusebius of Caesarea , for example, writes that Maximinus conceived an “insane passion” for a Christian girl of Alexandria , who was of noble birth noted for her wealth, education, and virginity – Saint Catherine of Alexandria. 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