Flavius Victor was the son of usurper Magnus Maximus. He may have been made Augustus as an infant in 384 A.D. Although he appears as an adult, he was probably only four or five years old when his coins were struck. He remained in Gaul while his father entered Italy and after his father's death was captured and executed by the barbarian general Arbogastes.
In spring 387, Theodosius I increased the taxes in Antioch. A peasant uprising started a riot and set fire to public buildings. Theodosius sent imperial troops to quell the disturbance, and closed the public baths and theatres.
SH58660. Bronze AE4, RIC IX 55(b), SRCV 4211, F/gVF, weight 1.445 g, maximum diameter 13.0 mm, die axis 180o, Aquileia mint, obverse D N FL VIC-TOR P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassedbust right; reverseSPES ROMANORVM (Hope of the Romans), campgate with star between two turrets, SMAQP in ex; scarce; $250.00 (€187.50)
In 387, Magnus Maximus, usurping emperor of the West, invaded Italy. Emperor Valentinian II, age 16, was forced out of Rome. He fled with his mother Justina and sisters to Thessaloniki, Thrace. That winter, the widowed emperor Theodosius I married his sister Flavia Galla.
SH66768. Bronze AE4, RIC IX 55(b), SRCV 4211, aF, rough, weight 0.964 g, maximum diameter 13.2 mm, die axis 135o, Aquileia mint, Summer 387 - 28 Jul 388 A.D.; obverse D N FL VIC-TOR P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassedbust right; reverseSPES ROMANORVM (Hope of the Romans), campgate with star between two turrets, SMAQS in ex; scarce; $140.00 (€105.00)
SH27865. Silver siliqua, RIC IX 19b, Cohen 6 (15 Fr.), EF, weight 1.174 g, maximum diameter 18.6 mm, die axis 0o, Mediolanum (Milan) mint, 387 - 388 A.D.; obverse D N FL VIC-TOR P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassedbust right; reverseVIRTVS RO-MANORVM, Roma seated facing on throne, head left, holding globe and reversed spear, MDPS in ex; beautiful cabinet toning, ex NAC; rare; SOLD