The wife of Maximin, by insinuating wise counsels with female gentleness, sometimes brought back the tyrant to the way of truth and humanity. See Ammianus Marcellinus,1. xiv. c. 1, where he alludes to the fact which he had more fully related under the reign of the Gordians. We may collect from the medals, that Paullina was the name of this benevolent empress: and from the title of Diva, that she died before Maximin. (Valesius ad loc cit. Ammian.) Spanheim de U. et P. N. tom. ii p. 300.