Maximinus Daia

Reece Period attributed: Period 15

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Member of the The Tetrarchy dynasty.

Coins for this issuer were issued from 305 until 313.

Maximinus II Daza (or Daia), full name Galerius Valerius Maximinus, was the nephew of Galerius (q.v.) who made him his junior colleague, or Caesar, of the Eastern Empire (with control of Syria and Egypt) in AD 305. He rose to full Augustus in AD 310 after a brief intermediate period holding the title Filius Augustorum, or son of the emperors, AD 308-9.

Maximinus was known for intolerance towards Christians. Even after Galerius's edict of toleration in 310 seeking to end the Great Persecution, Maximinus still sought to revitalise paganism. He is claimed to be responsible of the martyrdom of St Catherine of Alexandria (q.v.). On Galerius' death (AD 311), he took over Asia Minor and had designs on Thrace, but was defeated by Licinius I (q.v.). His death followed later in the same year of this setback (AD 313); either from disease, or suicide.

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  • Preferred label: Maximinus II
  • Full names:
    • Gaius Galerius Valerius Maximinus Daia Augustus
    • Maximinus Daia
    • Maximinus II
  • Title: Consul of the Roman Empire
  • Predecessor: Galerius
  • Successor: Licinius
  • Definition: Maximinus II (Latin: Gaius Valerius Galerius Maximinus Daia Augustus; c. 20 November 270 – July or August 313), also known as Maximinus Daia or Maximinus Daza, was Roman Emperor from 308 to 313. He became embroiled in the Civil wars of the Tetrarchy between rival claimants for control of the empire, in which he was defeated by Licinius. A committed pagan, he engaged in one of the last persecutions of Christians.
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        • Galerius and Constantine I
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