NGC (XF) Roman Denarius of Maximinus I (AD 235 - 238). Maximinus Thrax came to power with the murder of the young Severus Alexander and his mother, whilst on campaign in Germany. He was of Thracian origin, hence the name Thrax and had risen to the position of legionary commander. He is reported as being a giant of a man and appears on his coins with a prominent brow, nose, and jaw. His thumb was said to be so large that he wore his wife's bracelet as a ring for it.He died at Aquileia whilst attempting to put down a Senatorial revolt. Higher Grade (XF) Extremely Fine. Certified Authentic, Graded and Encapsulated by NGC. You Will Receive the Same Type of Coin and Condition Shown, Certificate Number Will Vary As Stock Photos Are Used.