Maximinus II enemy of Constantine I Ancient Roman Coin Nude Jupiter i30286
Item: i30286 Authentic Ancient Coin of. Maximinus II’Daia’- Roman Emperor: 308-313 A. Silvered Bronze Follis 26mm (6.29 grams) Sicia mint: 311 A. Reference: RIC VI 225b IMP MAXIMINVS P F AVG, laureate head right IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt & leaning on sceptre, eagle standing at feet left with wreath in its beak, to right, SIS in ex. In Roman mythology , Jupiter or Jove was the king of the gods , and the god of sky and thunder. He is the equivalent of Zeus in the Greek pantheon. He was called Iuppiter (or Diespiter) Optimus Maximus (“Father God the Best and Greatest”). As the patron deity of ancient Rome , he ruled over laws and social order. He was the chief god of the Capitoline Triad , with sister/wife Juno. Jupiter is also the father of the god Mars with Juno. Therefore, Jupiter is the grandfather of Romulus and Remus , the legendary founders of Rome. Jupiter was venerated in ancient Roman religion , and is still venerated in Roman Neopaganism. He is a son of Saturn , along with brothers Neptune and Pluto. He is also the brother/husband of Ceres (daughter of Saturn and mother of Proserpina), brother of Veritas (daughter of Saturn), and father of Mercury. 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. When the girl refused his advances, he exiled her and seized all of her wealth and assets. What is a certificate of authenticity and what guarantees do you give that the item is authentic? You will be quite happy with what you get with the COA; a professional presentation of the coin, with all of the relevant information and a picture of the coin you saw in the listing. Is there a number I can call you with questions about my order? When should I leave feedback? Once you receive your order, please leave a positive. Please don’t leave any negative feedbacks, as it happens many times that people rush to leave feedback before letting sufficient time for the order to arrive. The matter of fact is that any issues can be resolved, as reputation is most important to me. My goal is to provide superior products and quality of service. The item “Maximinus II enemy of Constantine I Ancient Roman Coin Nude Jupiter i30286″ is in sale since Saturday, March 2, 2013. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “highrating_lowprice” and is located in Rego Park, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.