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ROMAN EMPIRE, Magnentius Barb
* AE Barbaric imitation of a () Centenionalis Magnentius (350-353)
* Local mint in Gallia 350-353
* DN MAGNENTIVS PF AVG. Bare head of Magnentius, cuirassed and draped.
* IIT C (omgekeerd) IVCC. In field: SP; In ex: T R. Two Victories with ornamented shield inscribed I / V / TVN / X
* 17 mm / 2,19 g. Die axis: 225 degrees. Wonderful green patina.
* Compare RIC 312 (Trier) and for SP in field (Lyons) 136, 138, 140 en 142. Does not appear in Bastien's monography.

I could have easily placed this coin, acquired here at Forvm, in the 'favorite coin'-section because it takes a very special place in my collection. I love the fine style of the barbaric celator, who - in my honest opinion - was extraordinarily talented. It should take some effort on my part to get my hands on an imitation that's more beautiful in appearance than this one.
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wolfgang336  [Jun 29, 2004 at 01:29 PM]
Extraordinary example and beautiful patina!!!
John Anthony  [Oct 18, 2013 at 01:59 AM]