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Flavius Victor, c. 387 - 28 July 388 A.D.

Flavius Victor was the son of usurper Magnus Maximus. He may have been made Augustus as an infant. Although he appears as an adult, he was likely only four or five years old when his coins were struck. After negotiations, Theodosius I recognized Magnus Maximus and Flavius Victor as emperors in Britannia and Gaul. Gratian's brother Valentinian II retained Italy, Pannonia, Hispania, and Africa. In 387, Maximus' reckless ambition led him to invade Italy. Victor was left behind in Trier. Maximus was defeated, surrendered and was executed by Theodosius I in 388. That fall, Theodosius' general Arbogast went to Trier and strangled young Flavius Victor.

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In England, where many siliqua are found clipped, silver Roman coins apparently continued to circulate long after the Empire abandoned the island. Clipping may not have been primarily intended to deviously obtain a little silver. Clipping may have actually been performed primarily to make the weight and value equivalent to contemporary coins in the medieval period.
SH90597. Silver siliqua, RIC IX Milan 19b (S), RSC V 6Ac, Cohen VIII 6 (15 Fr.), Hunter V 4, SRCV V 20670, VF, clipped, weight 0.919 g, maximum diameter 12.8 mm, die axis 180o, Mediolanum (Milan, Italy) mint, c. 387 - 28 Jul 388 A.D.; obverse D N FL VICTOR P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse VIRTVS ROMANORVM, Roma seated facing on throne, head left, globe in right hand, reversed spear in left, MDPS in exergue; rare; $300.00 (264.00)

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SH27865. Silver siliqua, RIC IX Mediolanum 19b (S), RSC V 6Ac, SRCV V 20670, Cohen VIII 6 (15 fr.), Choice EF, beautiful cabinet toning, weight 1.174 g, maximum diameter 18.6 mm, die axis 0o, Mediolanum (Milan, Italy) mint, 387 - 388 A.D.; obverse D N FL VICTOR P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse VIRTVS ROMANORVM, Roma seated facing on throne, head left, holding globe and reversed spear, MDPS in exergue; ex NAC; rare; SOLD

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SH14075. Bronze half centenionalis, RIC IX Aquileia 55(b)2 (S), Paolucci-Zub 804 (R), LRBC II 1104, SRCV V 20675, Cohen VIII 3, VF, tight flan, weight 1.488 g, maximum diameter 13.1 mm, die axis 180o, 2nd officina, Aquileia mint, c. 387 - 28 Jul 388 A.D.; obverse D N FL VICTOR P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse SPES ROMANORVM, camp gate with star between two turrets, SMAQS in exergue; rare; SOLD





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