Ryro Posted March 2 · Supporter Share Posted March 2 Maximinus I Much like getting a truly mean looking Caracalla, which I finally purchased last year, I wanted a really beastly looking MAD Max Thrax. Yesterday, I scored one (despite the grin from the large man, you can see his exaggerated features that struck terror into so many): Maximinus I. Denarius. 236-238 AD. Rome. (Ric-IV 18A). (Bmcre-137). (Rsc-9). Anv.: MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust to right. Rev.: FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing to left, holding two standards. Ag. 3,60 g. Almost XF/Choice VF. Maximinus Thrax (The Thracian) was Septimius Severus favorite soldier turned general. Brave, unflinching, uncaring (a trait that would later, as emperor, get him killed by his own troops), and was, as written by the histotia Augusta, 8 feet 6 inches tall!!! Clearly Ole Maxy suffered from what we today call hypertrophy of his pituitary gland. Same as everybody's favorite giant, Andre, whom stood a mere 7 foot 4 by the time of his death: (On the set of Conan, it appears Andre would have had little issue with shrimpy Schwarzenegger) Robert Wadlow was the tallest man in recorded history. Standing an astounding 8 feet 11.1 inches tall: Learn more about Maximinus Thrax here: Here's the coin that I have upgraded from. The chin and nose just aren't GIANT enough. He looks like a regular sized 7 footer! And here is a coin of his son, that I've since sold: Maximus (AD 235/6-238). AE sestertius (28mm, 19.73 gm, 12h). NGC Fine 5/5 - 3/5, scratches. Rome, early AD 236-238. MAXIMVS CAES GERM, bare headed, draped bust of Maximus right, seen from behind / PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Maximus standing left, baton downward in right hand, transverse spear in left; two signa to right, S-C across fields. RIC IV.II 13. From the Werner Collection You've got coins of this giant man and maybe his son too. Please share them, anything related or whatever is larger than life. 14 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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