Maximinus Daia was the sister-son of Galerius, and appointed as his uncle's Caesar when Galerius succeeded Diocletian in AD 305. When Constantine and Maxentius demanded Caesarships as well, after Constantius' death, and after Severus' death Licinius was appointed in his place, Maximinus felt jilted. Licinius had been promoted to Augustus without having been a Caesar, and Constantine was given in an unlawful Caesarship. Maximinus demanded he too, should become an Augustus and in AD 309 Galerius gave in. On Galerius' death, Maximinus hurriedly claimed most of his uncle's territory and even his uncle's wife, Galeria Valeria, who was Diocletian's daughter. Licinius and Constantine came to agreement, giving Licinius the support he needed to turn his attention on Maximinus. In 313 AD they clashed, and Maximinus was defeated. He fled, but quickly became ill and died at Tarsus
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Bronze follis issued AD 310-312.
Obv: IMP MAXIMINVS PF AVG, Laureate, draped bust facing right.
Rev: GENIO POP ROM, Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopiae (PLN in ex.).
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Bronze follis issued AD 311/312.
Obv: IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS PF AVG, Laureate head facing right.
Rev: GENIO AVGVSTI, Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopiae, star in left, B in right (ANT in ex.).
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