Strabo wrote, "The Romans possess , founded below a ridge at the confluence of the Arar and the Rhone. It is the most populous of all the other cities except Narbo; for it is a center of commerce, and the strike their silver and there." (4.3.2). Dates of operation: 15 B.C. - c. 90 A.D., 195 - 196, and c. 254 - 423. Mintmarks: LG, LVGRL84365. heavy maiorina, Lyons 126, II 221, 174, 18820, 43 var. (pellet above SV), gVF, portrait, nice green , small areas of corrosion, edge cracks, 3.400 g, maximum 21.8 mm, 0o, 1st , ( , France) mint, 18 Jan 350 - 351 A.D.; D N MAGNENTIVS , bare-headed, draped, and right, A behind; AVG ET CAE (victories of our lords, Emperor and ), two Victories holding containing , SV below, RPLG in ; $110.00 (€97.90)
On 3 June 350, Iulius Nepotianus proclaimed himself emperor and entered with a group of gladiators. On 30 June, Marcellinus, a trusted general of , defeated and killed . Nepotian's was put on a lance and paraded around .
RL84368. heavy maiorina, 51 (also 2nd ), 150, II 421, 18800, 20, VF, rough surfaces from light corrosion, , 5.061 g, maximum 22.9 mm, 0o, 2nd , Arletum ( , France) mint, 19 Jan 350 - 18 Aug 351 A.D.; D N MAGNENTIVS , bare-headed, draped, and right, A behind; (glory of the Romans), on horse galloping right, wearing military dress, not holding , spearing a barbarian on right before horse who is kneeling left with outstretched , and broken spear on the ground below horse, upper right, SAR in ; $85.00 (€75.65)
In 351, the armies of and Constantius met in the Battle of Mursa Major. led his troops into battle, while spent the day of battle praying in a nearby . Despite Magnentius' heroism, his troops were defeated and forced to retreat back to Gaul. As a result of Magnentius' defeat, Italy ejected his garrisons and rejoined the loyalist cause.RL90155. heavy maiorina, 216, II 652, 8, 18807, gVF, nice green , 4.072 g, maximum 21.9 mm, 315o, 1st , mint, 30 Jun 350 - 26 Sep 352 A.D.; D N MAGNENTIVS , draped and right, B behind; ET CAESS, two Victories holding inscribed , below, P R in ; ex Ancient Imports; $80.00 (€71.20)
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