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C. Julius Verus Maximinus
Emperor 235-238

Maximinus, of humble origins,  joined the Roman army during the reign of Septimius Severus, and his immense size and physical prowess gained rapid promotion to legionary commander. He was acclaimed emperor after Severus Alexander's assassination, and  fought the Germans with considerable success, but his relations with the Senate were never satisfactory, and tax increases to support expanded military operations were hated. In 238 Africa revolted under Gordian I who was recognized by the Senate; Gordian was soon crushed, but when Maximinus invaded Italy to deal with Balbinus, Pupienus and the Senate, he was assassinated by his own soldiers during the siege of Aquileia.

Relatives depicted on coins:
Paulina - wife; Maximus - son


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