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4 assaria from Tomis - Maximinus Thrax - bronze - obverse 4 assaria from Tomis - Maximinus Thrax - bronze - reverse
25-26 mm diameter, 10.99 grams, AE
Obverse: laureate Maximinus to the right, draped bust, legend AVT MAΞIMEINOS [EVCEB AVΓ], outer pearl circle
Reverse: half-naked Dioscuri with stars above their heads holding patera; the one from the right leans his elbow against a pile of rocks; monetary value 4 (Δ = D = 4), legend MHTPOΠ ΠON [T]OYTOM EΩC (the last part in exergue), outer pearl circle

The ancient coin pictures above are present on Romanian coins through the kind permission of Mr. Ion Šerban. The coin belongs to the category of provincial Roman coins also called sometimes Greek imperial. The coin corresponds to the description at number 2172 in the Moushmov catalog.


The History of Tomis
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The Ancient Pontic World
and Its Connection to Romanians (with Map)
About the Coin
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