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We learn from Ammianus Marcellinus that the wife of Maximinus I. was of amiable disposition, seeking to mitigate by gentle counsels the savage temper of her husband, by whom, if we can trust the statements of Syncellus and Zonaras, she was eventually put to death. No ancient historian, however, has mentioned her name, but numismatologists have conjectured that certain coins bearing on the obverse the words DIVA PAULINA, and on the reverse CONSECRATIO, a legend which proves that they were struck after the decease of the personage whose effigy they bear, ought to be considered as belonging to this princess. (Amm. Mare. 14.1.8; Zonar. 12.16; Syncell. Chron. s. A. M. 5728; Eckhel, vii. p. 296).


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