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(0350) MAGNENTIUS 52 views350 - 353 AD
AE 18 mm 2.35 g
O: BARE HEAD R
R: VICT D DN N AVG ET [CAES]
TWO VICTORIES STANDING FACING EACH OTHER, HOLDING WREATH READING VOT/V/MVLT/X
TRS IN EXE
TRIER
RIC 312
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(0350) MAGNENTIUS34 views350 - 353 AD
AE 20.5 mm 4.38 g
O: DN MAGNENTIVS PF AVG
BARE HEAD RIGHT, GAMMA BEHIND
R: VICT D DN N AVG ET CAES
TWO VICTORIES STANDING FACING EACH OTHER HOLDING WREATH READING VOT/V/MVLT/X, STAR BENEATH
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(0350) MAGNENTIUS30 views350 - 353 AD
AE 24 mm max. 4.73 g
O: D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG, draped & cuirassed bust right, A to left
R: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE, two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT V MVLT X; S V between; RPLG in ex.
LUGDUNUM; RIC 1221. LRBC 217
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05 Constantius II65 viewsBGN353 - Constantius II (A.D. 337-361), Pre-Magnentian Revolt, AE Centenionalis, 21mm, 5.14g., Arles mint, first officina, A.D. 348-350, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of the Emperor right, A behind head, rev., FEL TEMP REPARATIO, PARL in exergue, helmeted soldier spearing fallen horseman, A in field, (RIC 119/121-22; Bridgnorth Report #79), very fine. RIC Arles 118

Ex Bridgnorth Hoard, Shropshire, England, buried circa A.D. 355, discovered 2007.

"On October 10th, 2007 a metal detectorist discovered a large scattered hoard of late Roman coins that had been disturbed by deep plowing in a potato field near Bridgnorth, Shropshire. His subsequent actions are praised in the UK government 2007 Portable Antiquities and Treasure Annual Report, where local finds officer Peter Reavill states: The finder is to be congratulated on the careful plotting and speedy reporting of this hoard as it enabled the excavation to take place and vital depositional information recorded. In turn, this minimised the impact to the landowner and his farming activity. The majority of hoards that come to light are found outside of planned archaeological excavations, the original owner having selected a secluded spot to conceal his or her wealth away from human habitation, leading to loss of information on the archaeological context of the hoard. In this instance, swift action and close cooperation by the finder and the local Finds Liaison Officer led to an excavation of the findspot. The results of which showed that the hoard had been contained in a large pottery vessel (broken by the plow), most probably previously used as a cooking pot as evidenced by burns marks on the outer edges. The pot had been buried in a U-shaped gulley or ditch that formed part of an otherwise unknown late Roman site.

The hoard consisted of 2892 coins, ranging in date from a Reform Antoninianus of Probus to post Magnentian issues of Constantius II up to A.D. 355. The majority of the hoard was issues of Magnentius and Decentius (75%), followed by pre-Magnentian issues of Constantius II and Constans (18%) and closing with post Magnentian issues of Constantius II and Gallus (7%)."
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067 MAGNENTIUS33 viewsEMPEROR: Magnentius
DENOMINATION: AE2
OBVERSE: D N MAGNEN-TIVS P F AVG, draped and cuirassed bust right, A to left
REVERSE: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES, Two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT V MVLT X; S V
EXERGUE: RPLG
DATE: 350 AD
MINT: Lugdunum
WEIGHT: 5.20 g
RIC VIII 123
Bastien 169
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1 Magnentius61 viewsMagnentius. AE3. Trier. 350-353 AD. IM CAE MAGN-ENTIVS AVG, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind bust / FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor standing left on galley, holding Victory and labarum, Victory seated at the helm. A in left field. Mintmark TRP. RIC VIII Trier 260; Sear 18788.4 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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11 - Personalities of the Empire47 views
Magnentius, Decentius, Vetranius, Constantius Gallo, Julian II, Jovian, Valentinianus I, Valens, Procopius, Gratianus, Valentinianus II, Theodosius I, Aelia Flacilla and Magnus Maximus
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133a Magnentius. AE follis17 viewsobv: DN MAGNEN_TIVS PF AVG bare head drp. bust r.
rev: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES two victories holding wreath inclosing VOT/V/MVL/X
ex: I//PAR
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133b Magnentius. AE follis17 viewsobv: DN MAGNEN_TIVS PF AVG are headed, drp. bust r.
rev: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE two victories holding wreath inclosing VOT/V/MVLT/X
ex: QAMB(palm frond)
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1405a, Constans, 9 September 337 - 19 January 350 A.D. (Alexandria)39 viewsBronze AE 4, RIC 37, gVF, Egypt, Alexandria, 1.54g, 15.0mm, 180o, 345-347 A.D. Obverse: D N CONSTANS P F AVG, pearl diademed head right; Reverse: VOT XX MVLT XXX in wreath, SMALA in exergue.

Flavius Julius Constans, third and youngest son of Constantine I and Fausta, was born between 320 and 323 A.D. Primary sources for the life and reign of Constans I are scarce. To reconstruct his life and career, one must draw on a variety of references in both fourth century and later works. Raised as a Christian, he was made a Caesar on 25 December 333 A.D. Constans I and his two brothers, after the death of their father on 22 May 337 and the subsequent "massacre of the princes" in which many other relatives were purged, met in the first part of September 337 in Pannonia to re-divide the empire among themselves. There they were acclaimed Augusti by the army. Constans' new realm included Italy, Africa, Illyricum, Macedonia, and Achaea. Shortly before his father's death, Constans' engagement to Olympias, the daughter of the Praetorian Prefect Ablabius, was announced; although the match was never solemnized because of political reasons.

It would appear that Constans was successful in the military sphere. Following his accession to the purple in 337, he seems to have won a victory over the Sarmatians. In 340 Constans was able to beat back an attempt by his brother Constantine II to seize some of his realm. The latter died in a battle fought near Aquileia and Constans absorbed his late brother's territory. In 341 and 342 he conducted a successful campaign against the Franci. He also visited Britain in 343, probably on a military campaign.

As an emperor Constans gets mixed reviews. In what may be a topos, sources suggest that the first part of his reign was moderate but in later years, however, he became overbearing. The emperor apparently attempted to obtain as much money as he could from his subjects and sold government posts to the highest bidder. His favorites were allowed to oppress his subjects. Sources also condemn his homosexuality. He did have some military success and, in addition to other military threats, he had to deal with Donatist-related bandits in North Africa.

Like his father Constantine I and his brother Constantius II, Constans had a deep interest in Christianity. Together with Constantius II he issued (or perhaps re-issued) a ban against pagan sacrifice in 341. The next year, they cautioned against the destruction of pagan temples. Unlike his brother Constantius II, who supported the Arian faction, he stood shoulder to shoulder with Athanasius and other members of the Orthodox clique. In fact, it is due to his request that the Council of Serdica was called to deal with the ecclesiastical squabble between Athanasius of Alexandria and Paul of Constantinople on one side and the Arian faction on the other.

When Magnentius was declared emperor in Gaul during January 350, Constans realized his reign was at an end. When he learned of the revolt, he fled toward Helena, a town in the Pyrenees. Constans was put to death by Gaeso and a band of Magnentius' assassins, who dragged their victim from a temple in which he had sought refuge.

By Michael DiMaio, Jr., Salve Regina University and Robert Frakes, Clarion UniversityPublished: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.

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1405n, Constans, 9 September 337 - 19 January 350 A.D. (Siscia)56 viewsConstans, 9 September 337 - 19 January 350 A.D. Bronze AE 3, RIC 241, S 3978, VM 69, VF, Siscia, 2.32g, 18.3mm, 180o. Obverse: D N CONSTANS P F AVG, pearl diademed draped and cuirassed bust right; Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Phoenix radiate, standing on rocky mound, GSIS and symbol in ex; nice green patina.

Flavius Julius Constans, third and youngest son of Constantine I and Fausta, was born between 320 and 323 A.D. Primary sources for the life and reign of Constans I are scarce. To reconstruct his life and career, one must draw on a variety of references in both fourth century and later works. Raised as a Christian, he was made a Caesar on 25 December 333 A.D. Constans I and his two brothers, after the death of their father on 22 May 337 and the subsequent "massacre of the princes" in which many other relatives were purged, met in the first part of September 337 in Pannonia to re-divide the empire among themselves. There they were acclaimed Augusti by the army. Constans' new realm included Italy, Africa, Illyricum, Macedonia, and Achaea. Shortly before his father's death, Constans' engagement to Olympias, the daughter of the Praetorian Prefect Ablabius, was announced; although the match was never solemnized because of political reasons.

It would appear that Constans was successful in the military sphere. Following his accession to the purple in 337, he seems to have won a victory over the Sarmatians. In 340 Constans was able to beat back an attempt by his brother Constantine II to seize some of his realm. The latter died in a battle fought near Aquileia and Constans absorbed his late brother's territory. In 341 and 342 he conducted a successful campaign against the Franci. He also visited Britain in 343, probably on a military campaign.

As an emperor Constans gets mixed reviews. In what may be a topos, sources suggest that the first part of his reign was moderate but in later years, however, he became overbearing. The emperor apparently attempted to obtain as much money as he could from his subjects and sold government posts to the highest bidder. His favorites were allowed to oppress his subjects. Sources also condemn his homosexuality. He did have some military success and, in addition to other military threats, he had to deal with Donatist-related bandits in North Africa.

Like his father Constantine I and his brother Constantius II, Constans had a deep interest in Christianity. Together with Constantius II he issued (or perhaps re-issued) a ban against pagan sacrifice in 341. The next year, they cautioned against the destruction of pagan temples. Unlike his brother Constantius II, who supported the Arian faction, he stood shoulder to shoulder with Athanasius and other members of the Orthodox clique. In fact, it is due to his request that the Council of Serdica was called to deal with the ecclesiastical squabble between Athanasius of Alexandria and Paul of Constantinople on one side and the Arian faction on the other.

When Magnentius was declared emperor in Gaul during January 350, Constans realized his reign was at an end. When he learned of the revolt, he fled toward Helena, a town in the Pyrenees. Constans was put to death by Gaeso and a band of Magnentius' assassins, who dragged their victim from a temple in which he had sought refuge.

By Michael DiMaio, Jr., Salve Regina University and Robert Frakes, Clarion University
Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
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1405t, Constans, 9 September 337 - 19 January 350 A.D. (Thessalonica )38 viewsConstans, 9 September 337 - 19 January 350 A.D., Bronze AE 3, unattributed; Thessalonica mint, 2.25g, 18.9mm, 0; aVF.

Flavius Julius Constans, third and youngest son of Constantine I and Fausta, was born between 320 and 323 A.D. Primary sources for the life and reign of Constans I are scarce. To reconstruct his life and career, one must draw on a variety of references in both fourth century and later works. Raised as a Christian, he was made a Caesar on 25 December 333 A.D. Constans I and his two brothers, after the death of their father on 22 May 337 and the subsequent "massacre of the princes" in which many other relatives were purged, met in the first part of September 337 in Pannonia to re-divide the empire among themselves. There they were acclaimed Augusti by the army. Constans' new realm included Italy, Africa, Illyricum, Macedonia, and Achaea. Shortly before his father's death, Constans' engagement to Olympias, the daughter of the Praetorian Prefect Ablabius, was announced; although the match was never solemnized because of political reasons.

It would appear that Constans was successful in the military sphere. Following his accession to the purple in 337, he seems to have won a victory over the Sarmatians. In 340 Constans was able to beat back an attempt by his brother Constantine II to seize some of his realm. The latter died in a battle fought near Aquileia and Constans absorbed his late brother's territory. In 341 and 342 he conducted a successful campaign against the Franci. He also visited Britain in 343, probably on a military campaign.

As an emperor Constans gets mixed reviews. In what may be a topos, sources suggest that the first part of his reign was moderate but in later years, however, he became overbearing. The emperor apparently attempted to obtain as much money as he could from his subjects and sold government posts to the highest bidder. His favorites were allowed to oppress his subjects. Sources also condemn his homosexuality. He did have some military success and, in addition to other military threats, he had to deal with Donatist-related bandits in North Africa.

Like his father Constantine I and his brother Constantius II, Constans had a deep interest in Christianity. Together with Constantius II he issued (or perhaps re-issued) a ban against pagan sacrifice in 341. The next year, they cautioned against the destruction of pagan temples. Unlike his brother Constantius II, who supported the Arian faction, he stood shoulder to shoulder with Athanasius and other members of the Orthodox clique. In fact, it is due to his request that the Council of Serdica was called to deal with the ecclesiastical squabble between Athanasius of Alexandria and Paul of Constantinople on one side and the Arian faction on the other.

When Magnentius was declared emperor in Gaul during January 350, Constans realized his reign was at an end. When he learned of the revolt, he fled toward Helena, a town in the Pyrenees. Constans was put to death by Gaeso and a band of Magnentius' assassins, who dragged their victim from a temple in which he had sought refuge.

By Michael DiMaio, Jr., Salve Regina University and Robert Frakes, Clarion University.
Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
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148 Magnentius (350-353 A.D.), Aquilea, RIC VIII 170, -/-//palmbranch AQT palmbranch, AE-2, Centenionalis, VICTORIAE D D N N AVG ET CAES, Two Victories, #1101 views148 Magnentius (350-353 A.D.), Aquilea, RIC VIII 170, -/-//palmbranch AQT palmbranch, AE-2, Centenionalis, VICTORIAE D D N N AVG ET CAES, Two Victories, #1
avers:- D N MAGNEN TIVS P F AVG, Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right, A behind head.
revers:- VICTORIAE D D N N AVG ET CAES, Two Victories standing, facing each other, together holding wreath reading VOT/V/MVLT/X.
exerg: -/-//palmbranch AQT palmbranch, diameter: 23-25mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Aquileia, date: 350-353 AD., ref: RIC VIII 170, Sear 18829.
Q-001
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148 Magnentius (350-353 A.D.), Aquilea, RIC VIII 170, -/-//palmbranch AQT palmbranch, AE-2, Centenionalis, VICTORIAE D D N N AVG ET CAES, Two Victories, #298 views148 Magnentius (350-353 A.D.), Aquilea, RIC VIII 170, -/-//palmbranch AQT palmbranch, AE-2, Centenionalis, VICTORIAE D D N N AVG ET CAES, Two Victories, #2
avers:- D N MAGNEN TIVS P F AVG, Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right, A behind head.
revers:- VICTORIAE D D N N AVG ET CAES, Two Victories standing, facing each other, together holding wreath reading VOT/V/MVLT/X.
exerg: -/-//palmbranch AQP palmbranch, diameter: 23-25mm, weight: 5,39g, axis: h,
mint: Aquileia, date: 350-353 AD., ref: RIC VIII 170, Sear 18829.
Q-002
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148 Magnentius (350-353 A.D.), Aquilea, RIC VIII 173, *//AQP, AE-2, Centenionalis, VICTORIAE D D N N AVG ET CAES, Two Victories,108 views148 Magnentius (350-353 A.D.), Aquilea, RIC VIII 173, *//AQP, AE-2, Centenionalis, VICTORIAE D D N N AVG ET CAES, Two Victories,
avers:- D N MAGNEN TIVS P F AVG, Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right, A behind head.
revers:- VICTORIAE D D N N AVG ET CAES, Two Victories standing, facing each other, together holding wreath reading VOT/V/MVLT/X.
exerg: *//AQP, diameter: 22-23mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Aquileia, date: 350-353 AD., ref: RIC VIII 173,
Q-001
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148 Magnentius (350-353 A.D.), Arles, RIC VIII 196, AE-21, A/ω//PAR, SALVS D D N N AVG ET CAES, Large Chi-Rho,107 views148 Magnentius (350-353 A.D.), Arles, RIC VIII 196, AE-21, A/ω//PAR, SALVS D D N N AVG ET CAES, Large Chi-Rho,
avers:- D N MAGNEN TIVS P F AVG, Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- SALVS D D N N AVG ET CAES, Large Chi-Rho, A-W across the field.
exerg: A/ω//PAR, diameter: 21mm, weight: 5,13g, axis: h,
mint: Arles , date: 350-353 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-196, C-,
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148 Magnentius (350-353 A.D.), Rome, RIC VIII 177P, -/-//RP, AE-2, Centenionalis, VICTORIA AVG LIB ROMANOR, Emperor,113 views148 Magnentius (350-353 A.D.), Rome, RIC VIII 177P, -/-//RP, AE-2, Centenionalis, VICTORIA AVG LIB ROMANOR, Emperor,
avers:- IMP CAE MAGNEN TIVS AVG, Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- VICTORIA AVG LIB ROMANOR, Emperor, bare-headed and in military dress, standing right holding olive branch and standard decorated with an eagle, foot on the shoulder of a bare-headed captive seated right.
exerg: -/-//RP, diameter: 24mm, weight: 5,13g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 350-353 AD., ref: RIC VIII 177, C-57, Sear 18811,
Q-001
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148 Magnentius (350-353 A.D.), Rome, RIC VIII 179S, A/-//RFS, AE-2, Centenionalis, VICTORIA AVG LIB ROMANOR, Emperor,106 views148 Magnentius (350-353 A.D.), Rome, RIC VIII 179S, A/-//RFS, AE-2, Centenionalis, VICTORIA AVG LIB ROMANOR, Emperor,
avers:- IMP CAE MAGNEN TIVS AVG, Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- VICTORIA AVG LIB ROMANOR, Emperor, bare-headed and in military dress, standing right holding olive branch and standard decorated with an eagle, foot on the shoulder of a bare-headed captive seated right. A in left field.
exerg: A/-//RFS, diameter: 22-27mm, weight: 4,69g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 350-353 AD., ref: RIC VIII 179S, Sear 18812,
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148 Magnentius (350-353 A.D.), Trier, RIC VIII 267, AE-22, Centenionalis, A/-//--;-/-//TRP, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor in military dress galloping right, 155 views148 Magnentius (350-353 A.D.), Trier, RIC VIII 267, AE-22, Centenionalis, A/-//--;-/-//TRP, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor in military dress galloping right,
avers:- D N MAGNEN TIVS P F AVG, Bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind head.
revers:- GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor in military dress galloping right, holding shield, wielding spear at a bare-headed foe before the horse.
exerg: A/-//--;-/-//TRP, diameter: 21-21,5mm, weight: 4,66g, axis: 7h,
mint: Trier, date: 350-353 AD., ref: RIC VIII 267, C-,
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148 Magnentius (350-353 A.D.), Trier, RIC VIII 316A, -/-//TRP, AE-2, Centenionalis, VICTORIAE D D N N AVG ET CAES, Two Victories, Rare!151 views148 Magnentius (350-353 A.D.), Trier, RIC VIII 316A, -/-//TRP, AE-2, Centenionalis, VICTORIAE D D N N AVG ET CAES, Two Victories, Rare!
avers:- D N MAGNEN TIVS P F AVG, Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right, "A" behind the head.
revers:- VICTORIAE D D N N AVG ET CAES, Two Victories standing, facing each other, together holding wreath reading VOT/V/MVLT/X.
exerg: -/-//TRP, diameter: 21,5-22,5mm, weight: 4,63g, axis: 0h,
mint: Trier, date: 350-353 AD., ref: RIC VIII 316A, Rare!, Ex Knker 288, Collection Pudill.,
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148 Magnentius (350-353 A.D.), Trier, RIC VIII 318, AE-28, Double Centenionalis, A/ω//TRS, SALVS D D N N AVG ET CAES, Large Chi-Rho,103 views148 Magnentius (350-353 A.D.), Trier, RIC VIII 318, AE-28, Double Centenionalis, A/ω//TRS, SALVS D D N N AVG ET CAES, Large Chi-Rho,
avers:- D N MAGNEN TIVS P F AVG, Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- SALVS D D N N AVG ET CAES, Large Chi-Rho, A-ω across the field.
exerg: A/ω//TRS, diameter: 27-28mm, weight: 7,38g, axis: h,
mint: Trier, date: 350-353 AD., ref: RIC VIII 318, C-,
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171 - Magnentius - AE Centenionalis - RIC Lugdunum 11525 viewsObv:- D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG, bare-headed, draped & cuirassed bust right; A behind head
Rev:- GLORIA ROMANORVM, emperor galloping right, spearing fallen enemy
Minted in Lugdunum, RPLG in exe. A.D. 350-351
Reference:- RIC 115 of Lyons, Cohen 20.
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171 - Magnentius - AE Centenionalis - RIC Lugdunum 1156 viewsObv:- D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG, bare-headed, draped & cuirassed bust right; A behind head
Rev:- GLORIA ROMANORVM, emperor galloping right, spearing fallen enemy
Minted in Lugdunum, RSLG in exe. A.D. 350-351
Reference:- RIC VIII Lugdunum 115, Cohen 20.
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171 - Magnentius - AE2 - RIC VIII Amiens 034 10 viewsCentenionalis
Obv: D N MAGNEN-TIVS P F AVG, Bare-headed, draped & cuirassed bust right; A behind head
Rev: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE, two Victories standing facing each other, holding wreath inscribed VOT-V-MVLT-X chi-rho above
Mint Amiens (//AMB).
Reference(s) Bastien 121 (2 examples cited). RIC VIII Amiens 34

4.61 gms, 23.50 mm. 0 degrees
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171 - Magnentius - Centenionalis - RIC VIII Lugdunum 12629 views
Centenionalis
Obv: D N MAGNEN-TIVS P F AVG, Bare-headed, draped & cuirassed bust right; A behind head
Rev: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE, Two Victories supporting wreath inscribed VOT/V/MVLT/X
Mint Lugdunum (SV//RPLG). Beginning A.D. 351 to August A.D. 352
Reference(s) Cohen 68. Bastien 174 (12). RIC VIII Lugdunum 126 (C)
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171 - Magnentius - Centenionalis - RIC VIII Lugdunum 14518 viewsCentenionalis
Obv: D N MAGNEN-TIVS P F AVG, Bare-headed, draped & cuirassed bust right; A behind head
Rev: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE, two Victories standing facing each other, holding wreath inscribed VOT-V-MVLT-X , chi-rho in upper centre
Mint Lugdunum (SP/RPLG). August A.D. 352 to end A.D. 352
Reference(s) Cohen 69. Bastien 194 (8). RIC VIII Lugdunum 145 (C)
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171 - Magnentius - Centenionalis - RIC VIII Trier 26015 viewsObv: IM CAE MAGN-ENTIVS AVG, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind bust
Rev: FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor standing left on galley, holding Victory and labarum, Victory seated at the helm. A in left field
Mint Trier (//TRS). 1st Phase. 18th January A.D. 350 to 27th February A.D. 350
Reference(s) Cohen 11. Bastien 11 (12). RIC VIII Trier 260
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171 - Magnentius - Centenionalis - RIC VIII Trier 26017 viewsObv: IM CAE MAGN-ENTIVS AVG, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind bust
Rev: FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor standing left on galley, holding Victory and labarum, Victory seated at the helm. A in left field
Mint Trier (//TRS). 1st Phase. 18th January A.D. 350 to 27th February A.D. 350
Reference(s) Cohen 11. Bastien 11 (12). RIC VIII Trier 260
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171 - Magnentius - Centenionalis - RIC VIII Trier 27027 viewsCentenionalis
Obv: D N MAGNEN-TIVS P F AVG, Bare-headed, draped & cuirassed bust right; A behind head
Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor riding horse right, spearing enemy kneeling in front of horse, shield and broken sheild beneath horse
Mint Trier (//TRS .). May A.D. 350 - August A.D. 350
Reference(s) Bastien 35 (15 examples cited). RIC VIII Trier 270 (C)
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171 - Magnentius - RIC VIII Aquiileia 17336 viewsObv: D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG, Bare-headed, draped & cuirassed bust right; A behind head
Rev: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE, Two Victories supporting wreath inscribed VOT/V/MVLT/X with a over * below
Minted in Aquiileia (AQS in exe).
Reference: RIC VIII Aquiileia 173
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171 - Magnentius - RIC VIII Lugdunum 11218 viewsObv: D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG, Rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: FELICITAS REIPVBLICE, Emperor in military dress standing left, holding Victory on globe and standard with Chi-Rho on banner
Minted in Lugdunum (RSLG in exe). 19th January A.D. 350 18th August A.D. 353
Reference: RIC VIII Lugdunum 112
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171 - Magnentius - RIC VIII Lugdunum 12619 viewsObv: D N MAGNEN-TIVS P F AVG, Bare-headed, draped & cuirassed bust right; A behind head
Rev: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE, Two Victories supporting wreath inscribed VOT/V/MVLT/X
Minted in Lugdunum (SV/RPLG).
Reference: Cohen 68. RIC VIII Lugdunum 126. Bastien 174 (12 examples cited)
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Rv.: SALVS DD NN AVG ET CAES
Ex.: TRS

AE Maiorina 25-27 / 7.6g
RIC VIII 318 Trier
Juancho
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1ei Constans21 views337-350

AE3

RIC 93

Rosette diademed, draped & cuirassed bust, right, CONSTANS P F AVG
Two soldiers standing to either side of one standard with chi-rho on banner, GLORIA EXERCITVS, [A]SIS-crescent in ex.

Constans received Italy, Africa, and the Balkans when the empire was divided. He took charge of the remainder of the West after Constantine II imprudently attacked him in 340. Zosimus recorded, "Constans, having thus removed his brother, exercised every species of cruelty toward his subjects, exceeding the most intolerable tyranny. He purchased some well favoured Barbarians, and had others with him as hostages, to whom he gave liberty to harrass his subjects as they pleased, in order to gratify his vicious disposition. In this manner he reduced all the nations that were subject to him to extreme misery. This gave uneasiness to the court guards, who perceiving that he was much addicted to hunting placed themselves under the conduct of Marcellinus prefect of the treasury, and Magnentius who commanded the Joviani and Herculiani (two legions so termed), and formed a plot against him in the following manner. Marcellinus reported that he meant to keep the birth-day of his sons, and invited many of the superior officers to a feast. Amongst the rest Magnentius rose from table and left the room; he presently returned, and as it were in a drama stood before them clothed in an imperial robe. Upon this all the guests saluted him with the title of king, and the inhabitants of Augustodunum, where it was done, concurred in the same sentiment. This transaction being rumoured abroad, the country people flocked into the city; while at the same time a party of Illyrian cavalry who came to supply the Celtic legions, joined themselves with those that were concerned in the enterprize. When the officers of the army were met together, and heard the leaders of the conspiracy proclaim their new emperor, they scarcely knew the meaning of it; they all, however, joined in the acclamation, and saluted Magnentius with the appellation of Augustus. When this became known to Constans, he endeavoured to escape to a small town called Helena, which lies near the Pyrenean mountains. He was taken by Gaison, who was sent with some other select persons for that purpose, and being destitute of all aid, was killed. "
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1ej Constantius II16 views337-361

Centenionalis

RIC 210?

Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust, right, CONSTANTIVS P F AVG
Soldier spearing fallen horseman who is kneeling forwards on ground on hands and knees. Star in right field, FEL TEMP REPARATIO. Mintmark BSIS?

Constantius II got the East when the empire was divided after Constantine the Great's death. Zosimus recorded, "The empire being thus divided, Constantius who appeared to take pains not to fall short of his father in impiety, began by shedding the blood of his nearest relations. He first caused Constantius, his father's brother, to be murdered by the soldiers; next to whom he treated Dalmatius in the same manner, as also Optatus whom Constantine had raised to the rank of a Nobilissimate. Constantine indeed first introduced that order, and made a law, that every Nobilissimate should have precedence over of the prefects of the court. At that time, Ablabius prefect of the court was also put to death; and fate was just in his punishment, because he had concerted the murder of Sopatrus the philosopher, from envy of his familiarity with Constantine. Being unnatural towards all his relations, he included Hanniballianus with the rest, suborning the solders to cry out, that they would have no governors but the children of Constantine. Such were the exploits of Constantius." He defeated the usurper Magnentius in 351-353. He died of fever while marching to confront Julian the Apostate, who had been declared emperor in Paris.
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1ek Magnentius18 views350-353

Centenionalis

Bare-headed, draped & cuirassed bust, right, D N MAGNEN-TIVS P F AVG
Two victories, VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES

RIC 173

Zosimus recorded: Magnentius thus gained the empire, and possessed himself all the nations beyond the Alps, and the whole of Italy. Vetranio, general of the Pannonian army, upon hearing of the good fortune of Magnentius, was himself inflamed with the same desire, and was declared emperor by the legions that were with him, at Mursa, a city of Pannonia. While affairs were thus situated, the Persians plundered the eastern countries, particularly Mesopotamia. But Constantine, though he was defeated by the Persians, yet resolved to subdue the factions of Magnentius and Vetranio. . . . Constantius advanced from the east against Magnentius, but deemed it best first to win over Vetranio to his interest, as it was difficult to oppose two rebels at once. On the other hand, Magnentius used great endeavours to make Vetranio his friend, and thus to put an end to the war against Constantius. Both therefore sent agents to Vetranio, who chose to adopt the friendship of Constantius rather than that of Magnentius. The ambassadors of Magnentius returned without effecting their purpose. Constantius desired that both armies might join, to undertake the war against Magnentius. To which proposal Vetranio readily assented. . . . When the soldiers heard this, having been previously corrupted by valuable presents, they cried out, that they would have no mock emperors, and immediately began to strip the purple from Vetranio, and pulled him from the throne with the determination to reduce him to a private station. . . . Constantius, having so well succeeded in his design against Vetranio, marched against Magnentius, having first conferred the title of Caesar on Gallus, the son of his uncle, and brother to Julian who was afterwards emperor, and given him in marriage his sister Constantia. . . .

Constantius now gaining the victory, by the army of Magnentius taking to flight, a terrible slaughter ensued. Magnentius, therefore being deprived ofall hope, and apprehensive lest the remnant of his army should deliver him to Constantius, deemed it best to retire from Pannonia, and to enter Italy, in order to raise an army there for another attempt. But when he heard that the people of Rome were in favour of Constantius, either from hatred to himself, or because they had heard of the event of the battle, he resolved to cross the Alps, and .seek for himself a refuge among the nations on that side. Hearing however that Constantius had likewise engaged the Barbarians near the Rhine against him, and that |65 he could not enter Gaul, as some officers had obstructed his passage thither in order to make their court to Constantius, nor through Spain into Mauritania, on account of the Roman allies there who studied to please Constantius. In these circumstances he preferred a voluntary death to a dishonourable life, and chose rather to die by his own hand than by that of his enemy.

Thus died Magnentius, having been emperor three years and six months. He was of Barbarian extraction, but lived among the Leti, a people of Gaul. He understood Latin, was bold when favoured by fortune, but cowardly in adversity, ingenious in concealing his natural evil disposition, and deemed by those who did not know him to be a man of candour and goodness. I have thought it just to make these observations concerning Magnentius, that the world may be acquainted With his true character, since it has been the opinion of some that he performed much good, who never in his life did any thing with a good intention.
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1el Nepotianus22 viewsJune 351

Centenionalis

Laurel & rosette-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust, right, FL NEP CONSTANTINVS AVG
Roma seated holding victory VRBS ROMA

RIC 202

He seized power in Rome after the death of Constans but was killed by troops of Magnentius after 28 days. Zosimus recorded, "While he was forming these resolutions, and was very intent on warlike preparations, Magnentius still remaining in Gallia Celtica, Nepotianus, nephew to Constantius, by his sister Eutropia, collected a band of persons addicted to robbery and all kinds of debauchery, with whom he came to Rome, and appeared in an imperial dress. Anicetius, whom Magnentius had made prefect of the court, armed some of the common people, and led them out of the city to engage with Nepotianus. A sharp conflict ensued between them. The Romans being undisciplined, and observing no order, were easily routed; and when the prefect saw them fly, he shut the gates, for fear the enemy should follow them into the city. The troops of Nepotianus pursued them, and as they had no way of escape, killed every man. In a few days after, Magnentius sent an army under the command of Marcellinus, and Nepotianus was put to death."
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1em Constantius Gallus23 viewsCaesar 351-354

Centenionalis

Bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind head, D N CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C
Emperor, diademed and in military dress, standing facing, head left, holding standard with chi-rho banner in each hand. Star above. Left field: III. CONCORDIA MILITVM. Mintmark: star SIRM.

RIC 22

Zosimus noted: Constantius, having so well succeeded in his design against Vetranio, marched against Magnentius, having first conferred the title of Caesar on Gallus, the son of his uncle, and brother to Julian who was afterwards emperor, and given him in marriage his sister Constantia; either in order that he might oppose the Persians, or as seems more probable, that he might have an opportunity of taking him off. He and his brothers were the only remaining persons of the family whom Constantius had not put to death, as I have related. When he had clothed Gallus with the Caesarean robe, and appointed Lucilianus general in the Persian war, he marched towards Magnentius with his own troops and those of Vetranio in one body. Constantius II had him tried and put to death for misrule of the East as Caesar. . . . The state-informers, with which such men are usually surrounded, and which are designed for the ruin of those that are in prosperity, were augmented. These sycophants, when they attempted to effect the downfal of a noble in hopes of sharing his wealth or honours, contrived some false accusation against him. This was the practice in the time of Constantius. Spies of this description, who made the eunuchs of the court their accomplices, flocked about Constantius, and persuaded him that his cousin german Gallus, who was a Caesar, was not satisfied with that honour, but wished to be emperor. They so far convinced him of the truth of this charge, that they made him resolve upon the destruction of Gallus. The contrivers of this design were Dynamius and Picentius, men of obscure condition, who endeavoured to raise themselves by such evil practises. Lampadius also, the Prefect of the court, was in the conspiracy, being a person who wished to engross more of the emperor's favour than any other. Constantius listened to those false insinuations, and Gallus was sent for, knowing nothing of what was intended against him. As soon as he arrived, Constantius first degraded him from the dignity of Caesar, and, having reduced him to private station, delivered him to the public executioners to be put to death.
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1en Julian II "Apostate"26 views360-363

AE3

Pearl-diademed, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding shield & spear, D N FL CL IVLIANVS P F AVG
VOT X MVLT XX in four lines within wreath, palm branch-BSIS-palm branch in ex [?].

RIC 415

According to Zosimus: Constantius, having so well succeeded in his design against Vetranio, marched against Magnentius, having first conferred the title of Caesar on Gallus, the son of his uncle, and brother to Julian who was afterwards emperor, and given him in marriage his sister Constantia. . . . CONSTANTIUS, after having acted towards Gallus Caesar in the manner I have related, left Pannonia to proceed into Italy. . . . He scarcely thought himself capable of managing affairs at this critical period. He was unwilling, however, to associate any one with himself in the government, because he so much desired to rule alone, and could esteem no man his friend. Under these circumstances he was at a loss how to act. It happened, however, that when the empire was in the greatest danger, Eusebia, the wife of Constantius, who was a woman of extraordinary learning, and of greater wisdom than her sex is usually endowed with, advised him to confer the government of the nations beyond the Alps on Julianus Caesar, who was brother to Gallus, and grandson to Constantius. As she knew that the emperor was suspicious of all his kindred, she thus circumvented him. She observed to him, that Julian was a young man unacquainted with the intrigues of state, having devoted himself totally to his studies; and that he was wholly inexperienced in worldly business. That on this account he would be more fit for his purpose than any other person. That either he would be fortunate, and his success would be attributed to the emperor's conduct, or that he would fail and perish; and that thus Constantius would have none of the imperial family to succeed to him.

Constantius, having approved her advice, sent for Julian from Athens, where he lived among the philosophers, and excelled all his masters in every kind of learning. Accordingly, Julian returning from Greece into Italy, Constantius declared him Caesar, gave him in marriage his sister Helena, and sent him beyond the Alps. . . .

Constantius, having thus disposed of Julian, marched himself into Pannonia and Moesia, and having there suppressed the Quadi and the Sarmatians, proceeded to the east, and was provoked to war by the inroads of the Persians. Julian by this time had arrived beyond the Alps into the Gallic nations which he was to rule. Perceiving that the Barbarians continued committing the same violence, Eusebia, for the same reasons as before, persuaded Constantius to place the entire management of those countries into the hands of Julian. . . . Julian finding the military affairs of Gallia Celtica in a very ruinous state, and that the Barbarians pased the Rhine without any resistance, even almost as far as the sea-port towns, he took a survey of the remaining parts of the enemy. And understanding that the people of those parts were terrified at the very name of the Barbarians, while those whom Constantius had sent along with him, who were not more than three hundred and sixty, knew nothing more, as he used to say, than how to say their prayers, he enlisted as many more as he could and took in a great number of volunteers. He also provided arms, and finding a quantity of old weapons in some town he fitted them up, and distributed them among the soldiers. The scouts bringing him intelligence, that an immense number of Barbarians had crossed the river near the city of Argentoratum (Strasburg) which stands on the Rhine, he no sooner heard of it, than he led forth his army with the greatest speed, and engaging with the enemy gained such a victory as exceeds all description.

After these events he raised a great army to make war on the whole German nation; He was opposed however by the Barbarians in vast numbers. Caesar therefore would not wait while they came up to him, but crossed the Rhine, preferring that their country should be the seat of war, and not that of the Romans, as by that means the cities would escape being again pillaged by the Barbarians. A most furious battle therefore took place; a great number of the Barbarians being slain on the field of battle, while the rest fled, and were pursued by Caesar into the Hercynian forest, and many of them killed. . . .

But while Julian was at Parisium, a small town in Germany, the soldiers, being ready to march, continued at supper till midnight in a place near the palace, which they so called there. They were as yet ignorant of any design against Caesar [by Constantius], when some tribunes, who began to suspect the contrivance against him, privately distributed a number of anonymous billets among the soldiers, in which they represented to them, that Caesar, by his judicious conduct had so managed affairs, that almost all of them had erected trophies over the Barbarians ; that he had always fought like a private soldier, and was now in extreme danger from the emperor, who would shortly deprive him of his whole army, unless they prevented it. Some of the soldiers having read these billets, and published the intrigue to the whole army, all were highly enraged. They suddenly rose from their seats in great commotion, and with the cups yet in their hands went to the palace. Breaking open the doors without ceremony, they brought out Caesar, and lifting him on a shield declared him emperor and Augustus. They then, without attending to his reluctance, placed a diadem upon his head. . . .

Arriving at Naisus, he consulted the soothsayers what measures to pursue. As the entrails signified that he must stay there for some time, he obeyed, observing likewise the time that was mentioned in his dream. When this, according to the motion of the planets, was arrived, a party of horsemen arrived from Constantinople at Naisus, with intelligence that Constantius was dead, and that the armies desired Julian to be emperor. Upon this he accepted what the gods had bestowed upon him, and proceeded on his journey. On his arrival at. Byzantium, he was received with joyful acclamations. . . .

[After slashing through Persia and crossing the Tigris,] they perceived the Persian army, with which they engaged, and having considerably the advantage, they killed a great number of Persians. Upon the following day, about noon, the Persians drew up in a large body, and once more attacked the rear of the Roman army. The Romans, being at that time out of their ranks, were surprised and alarmed at the suddenness of the attack, yet made a stout and spirited defence. The emperor, according to his custom, went round the army, encouraging them to fight with ardour. When by this means all were engaged, the emperor, who sometimes rode to the commanders and tribunes, and was at other times among the private soldiers, received a wound in the heat of the engagement, and was borne on a shield to his tent. He survived only till midnight. He then expired, after having nearly subverted the Persian empire.

Note: Julian favored the pagan faith over Christianity and was tarred by the church as "the apostate."
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AE3, Nicomedia

Pearl-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust rightt, D N VALENTINIANVS IVN P F AVG
Roma seated on cuirass, holding spear and Victory on globe, VRBS ROMA

The SMN mintmark indicates that the coin was minted in Nicomedia, but RIC does not list this reverse type for that mint.

Sim to RIC 51

Zosimus reports: Valentinian being dead, the tribunes Merobaudes and Equitius, reflecting on the distance at which Valens and Gratian resided, the former being in the east, and the latter left by his father in the western part of Gaul, were apprehensive lest the Barbarians beyond the Ister should make an effort while the country was without a ruler. They therefore sent for the younger son of Valentinian, who was born of his wife the widow of Magnentius, who was not far from thence with the child. Having clothed him in purple, they brought him into the court, though scarcely five years old. The empire was afterwards divided between Gratian and the younger Valentinian, at the discretion of their guardians, they not being of age to manage their own affairs. The Celtic nations, Spain, and Britain were given to Gratian; and Italy, Illyricum, and Africa to Valentinian. . . .

Affairs being thus situated in the east, in Thrace, and in Illyricum, Maximus, who deemed his appointments inferior to his merits, being only governor of the countries formerly under Gratian, projected how to depose the young Valentinian from the empire, if possible totally, but should he fail in the whole, to secure at least some part. . . . he immediately entered Italy without; resistance, and marched to Aquileia. . . . This so much surprised Valentinian, and rendered his situation so desperate, that his courtiers were alarmed lest he should be taken by Maximus and put to death. He, therefore, immediately embarked,and sailed to Thessalonica with his mother Justina, who, as I before mentioned, had been the wife of Magnentius, but after his decease was taken in marriage by the emperor Valentinian on account of her extraordinary beauty. She carried along with her her daughter Galla. After having passed many seas, and arriving at Thessalonica, they sent messengers to the emperor Theodosius, intreating him now at least to revenge the injuries committed against the family of Valentinian. He was astonished at hearing of this, and began to forget his extravagance, and to lay some restraint on his wild inclination for pleasure. . . . Theodosius then delivered to Valentinian as much of the empire as his father had possessed; in which he only acted as he was enjoined by his duty to those who so merited his kindness. . . .

intelligence was brought that the emperor Valentianian was no more, and that his death happened in this manner: Arbogastes, a Frank, who was appointed by the emperor Gratian lieutenant to Baudo, at the death of Baudo, confiding in his own ability, assumed the command without the emperor's permission. Being thought proper for the station by all the soldiers under him, both for his valour and experience in military affairs, and for his disregard of riches, he attained great influence. He thus became so elevated, that he would speak without reserve to the emperor, and would blame any measure which he thought improper. This gave such umbrage to Valentinian. . . .

Eugenius became the sincere friend of Arbogastes, who had no secret which he did not confide to him. Recollecting Eugenius, therefore, at this juncture, who by his extraordinary learning and the gravity of his conversation seemed well-adapted for the management of an empire, he communicated to him his designs. But finding him not pleased with the proposals, he attempted to prevail on him by all the arts he could use, and entreated him not to reject what fortune so favourably offered. Having at length persuaded him, he deemed it advisable in the first place to remove Valentinian, and thus to deliver the sole authority to Eugenius. With this view he proceeded to Vienna, a town in Gaul, where the emperor resided; and as he was amusing himself near the town in some sports with the soldiers, apprehending no danger, Arbogastes gave him a mortal wound.
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35. Constantius II / Hoc Signo. . .20 viewsMaiorina (larger AE 2), Mar. - Dec. 350, Siscia mint.
Obverse: DN CONSTANTIVS P F AVG / Diademed bust of Constantius II; A behind bust, star in front.
Reverse: HOC SIGNO VICTOR ERIS / Emperor standing, in military dress, holding standard with ChiRho, and spear. To the right stands Victory crowning him with a wreath and holding a palm branch. A in left field.
Mint mark: . ASIS*
5.55 gm., 22.5 mm.
RIC # 291; LRBC #1177; Sear #18203.

The reverse type on this coin refers to the vision Constantine the Great had before the Battle of the Milvian Bridge in 312. He saw a cross and the words HOC SIGNO VICTOR ERIS, which translate "By this sign you will be victorious."

Vetranio used this reverse type on coins minted in his name and the name of Constantius II during the 9 months he was emperor. RIC says, "This . . . evocation of the vision of Constantine before his victory over Magnentius is the clearest possible indication of Vetranio's loyalty to Constantius, and his expectation of the latter's triumph (over Magnentius)." (RIC VII, p. 344-45.)

On Roman coins, if an emperor is depicted on the reverse, it is usually the emperor whose name and portrait appears on the obverse of the coin. On this particular coin, it would not be out of place to have Constantius II represented on the reverse, especially because the coin was issued in advance of a coming battle with a pagan usurper (Magnentius). However, given the reverse legend, it is thought by many that the emperor depicted on this reverse is Constantine the Great himself.
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35028 viewsMagnentius, 350-53 AD
AE Maiorina
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Draped & cuirassed bust right
VICTORIA AVG LIB ROMANOR
Emperor standing right, foot on captive, holding abarum and branch
Rome mint
RIC VIII Rome 177
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37. Constantius II / Emperor and 2 standards.27 viewsMaiorina (Larger AE 2), 350-351, Siscia mint.
Obverse: DN CONSTANTIVS P F AVG / Diademed bust of Constantius. A behind bust.
Reverse: CONCORDIA MILITVM / Emperor standing, star above, holding two standards, each with a Christogram. III in left field.
Mint mark: ASIS (crescent)
5.16 gm., 23 mm.
RIC #301; LRBC #1187; Sear #18085.

The CONCORDIA MILITVM reverse type was not one of the original reverse types in the coinage reform of 348. Each reverse type was personal (or belongs) to one emperor, but was used on coins of all the emperors. CONCORDIA MILITVM was Vetranio's reverse type, but it was also used on coins of Constantius II while Vetranio was emperor, and immediately following his abdication.

Vetranio was proclaimed emperor in the Balkans in March of 350 about the same time the usurper Magnentius gained control of the western part of the Empire. This was apparently done at the suggestion of a sister of Constantius II, who was off fighting the Persians at the time, so that a legitimate emperor could deal with Magnentius. Vetranio was apparently loyal to Constantius II, and when Constantius II was able to get to the Balkans several months later, Vetranio abdicated on Christmas Day and was allowed to live out the rest of his life in retirement. While he was emperor, Vetranio minted coins in his own name and that of Constantius II with this reverse type.

RIC suggests a date of December 25, 350 - August 351 for this coin. This is the time period immediately following Vetranio's abdication.
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40. Magnentius.12 viewsAE 1, Sept. 353 - Aug. 353, Ambianum mint.
Obverse: DN MAGNENTIVS P F AVG / Bust of Magnentius.
Reverse: SALVS DD NN AVG ET CAES / Large Christogram between small A and ω .
Mint mark: AMB
7.16 gm., 28 mm.
RIC #34; LRBC #19; Sear #18774.

The large Christogram is made up of X and P, the first two letters of "Christ" in Greek. It is placed between the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. This is an allusion to Revelation 22:13 where Christ says "I am the Alpha and the Omega, The Beginning and the End, the First and the Last." It is interesting that these symbols would appear on the coins of Magnentius since he is generally considered to have been a pagan. See RIC, vol. VIII, page 43 for a discussion of this reverse type.
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503. Constans25 viewsFlavius Julius Constans (320 - January 18, 350), was a Roman Emperor who ruled from 337 to 350. Constans was the third and youngest son of Constantine the Great and Fausta, Constantine's second wife.

From 337, he was a joint ruler with his brothers Constantius II and Constantine II. Constantine II attempted to take advantage of his youth and inexperience by invading Italy in 340, but Constans defeated Constantine II at Aquileia, where the older brother died.

The writer Julius Firmicus Maternus mentioned that Constans visited Britain in the early months of 343, but did not explain why. The speed of his trip, paired with the fact he crossed the English Channel during the dangerous winter months, suggests it was in response to a military emergency of some kind.

In 350, the general Magnentius declared himself emperor with the support of the troops on the Rhine frontier, and later the entire Western portion of the Roman Empire. Constans lacked any support beyond his immediate household, and was forced to flee for his life. Magnentius' supporters cornered him in a fortification in southeastern Gaul, where he was killed.

Constans, AE3. 340-348 AD. DN CONSTANS P F AVG, diademed draped bust right / VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN, two Victories standing facing each other, each holding wreath & palm.
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504. CONSTANTIUS II148 viewsFlavius Iulius Constantius, known in English as Constantius II, (7 August 317 - 3 November 361) was a Roman Emperor (337 - 361) of the Constantinian dynasty

Constantius was the second of the three sons of Constantine I and his second wife Fausta. Constantius was born in Sirmium (in Illyricum) and named Caesar by his father. When Constantine died in 337, Constantius II led the massacre of his relatives decended from the second marriage of his grandfather Constantius Chlorus and Theodora, leaving himself, his older brother Constantine II, his younger brother Constans and two cousins (Gallus and his half-brother Julian) as the only surviving adult males related to Constantine. The three brothers divided the Roman Empire among them, according to their father's will. Constantine II received Britannia, Gaul and Hispania; Constans ruled Italia, Africa, and Illyricum; and Constantius ruled the East.

This division changed when Constantine II died in 340, trying to overthrow Constans in Italy, and Constans become sole ruler in the Western half of the empire. The division changed once more in 350 when Constans was killed in battle by forces loyal to the usurper Magnentius. Until this time, Constantius was preoccupied with fighting the Sassanid Empire, and he was forced to elevate his cousin Gallus to Caesar of the East to assist him, while he turned his attention to this usurper.

Constantius eventually met and crushed Magnentius in the Battle of Mursa Major, one of the bloodiest battles in Roman history, in 351. Magnentius committed suicide in 353, and Constantius soon after put his cousin Gallus to death. However, he still could not handle the military affairs of both the Eastern and German frontiers by himself, so in 355 he elevated his last remaining relative, Julian, to Caesar. As Julian was hailed Augustus by the army in Gaul, Constantius saw no alternative but to face the usurper with violent force. As the two armies sought engagement, Constantius died from a fever near Tarsus on November 3, 361, and Julian was hailed Augustus in the whole of the Roman empire.

Constantius took an active part in the affairs of the Christian church, frequently taking the side of the Arians, and he called the Council of Rimini in 359.

Constantius married three times, first to a daughter of Julius Constantius, then to Eusebia, and last to Faustina, who gave birth to a posthumous daughter, Faustina Constantia, who later married Emperor Gratian.

CONSTANTIUS II. 337-361 AD. 18mm (2.41 gm). Siscia mint. Struck 351-355 AD. D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier spearing falling enemy horseman who wears conical hat; at right, shield on ground; ASIS. RIC VIII 350. Good VF, green patina. Ex CNG
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507. Magnentius36 viewsMagnentius (ruled AD January 18, 350August 11, 353), was a Roman usurper.

Dissatisfaction amongst the ranks of the Roman army with Constans came to a head with the elevation of Magnentius at Autun on January 18, 350. Constans was abandoned by all except a handful of retainers, and he was slain shortly afterwards by a troop of light cavalry near the Pyrenees.

Magnentius quickly attracted the loyalty of the provinces in Britain, Gaul, and the rest of western Europe, in part because he proved to be far more tolerant towards both Christians and pagans.

The remaining emperor of the family of Constantine the Great, Constantius II broke off his war in the east with Persia, and marched west. Their armies met in the Battle of Mursa Major in 351; Magnentius led his troops into battle, while Constantius spent the day of battle praying in a nearby church. 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. Magnentius made a final stand in 353 in the Battle of Mons Seleucus, after which he committed suicide.

Following the suppression of Magnentius' rebellion, Constantius commanded an investigation be made to find his followers. The most notorious agent in this search was the primicerius notorarum Paulus Catena.


Magnentius AE 16mm Half Centenionalis. D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right, A behind / VICTORIAE NN AVG ET CAE, two Victories holding shield marked VOT V MVLT X.
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507a. Decentius86 viewsMagnus Decentius (d. 18 August 353) was a Roman usurper against Roman Emperor Constantius II.

Probably brother of Magnentius, Decentius was made Caesar by him in winter 350/351, and was consul in 352 and 353. When Magnentius was defeated by Constantius at the Battle of Mons Seleucus and killed himself, Decentius, who was leading reenfocement, hanged at Senonae.

Decentius as Caesar, AD 350-353, AE Double Cententionalis (25mm, 8.11g)
O: DN DECENTIVS NOB CAES; Cuirassed bust facing right.
R: SALVS DD NN AVG ET CAES; Large Chi-Rho flanked by A and w; LSLG in exergue.
RIC 155 (Scarce), VM 6.
This is a full weight AE1 size of this Christogram series.

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A131-05 - Magnencio (350 - 353 D.C.)43 viewsAE2 Maiorina Centenional 18 x 20 mm 5.6 gr.

Anv: "DN MAGNEN-[TIVS P F AVG]" - Busto a cabeza desnuda, con coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha. "A"= Marca de valor = 1 Centenionalis, en campo izquierdo detrs del busto.
Rev: "[VICTORIA]E DD NN AVG ET CAES" - Dos Victorias de pi enfrentadas, sosteniendo una corona de laureles en la que se inscribe "VOT V MVLT X" en cuatro lneas. "Palma AQ[P S T Palma]" en exergo.

Acuada 351/2 D.C.
Ceca: Aquileia (Off.Incierta)
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.VIII (Aquileia) #170 Pag.331 - Cohen Vol.VIII #68 Pag.19 - DVM #29 Pag.301 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8724 Pag.220 - Bastien #366 - LRBC #909
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avers:- DN-MAGNEN-TIVS-PF-AVG, Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right, A behind head.
revers:- VICTORIAE-DD-NN-AVG-ET-CAES, Two Victories standing, facing each other, together holding wreath reading VOT/V/MVLT/X.
exerg: -/-//palmbranch AQT palmbranch, diameter: 23-25mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Aquileia, date: 350-353 AD., ref: RIC VIII 170, Sear 18829.
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avers:- DN-MAGNEN-TIVS-PF-AVG, Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right, A behind head.
revers:- VICTORIAE-DD-NN-AVG-ET-CAES, Two Victories standing, facing each other, together holding wreath reading VOT/V/MVLT/X.
exerg: -/-//palmbranch AQP palmbranch, diameter: 23-25mm, weight: 5,39g, axis: h,
mint: Aquileia, date: 350-353 AD., ref: RIC VIII 170, Sear 18829.
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avers:- DN-MAGNEN-TIVS-PF-AVG, Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right, A behind head.
revers:- VICTORIAE-DD-NN-AVG-ET-CAES, Two Victories standing, facing each other, together holding wreath reading VOT/V/MVLT/X.
exerg: *//AQP, diameter: 22-23mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Aquileia, date: 350-353 AD., ref: RIC VIII 173,
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Constans AD 337 to 347 22 viewsAE Centenionalis Trier, RIC-240

MS - Strike 5/5 - Surface 5/5

Obv.: DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, A behind bust.

Rev.: standing on galley moving left, holding phoenix on globe and standard with chi-rho on banner. Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship, A in left field, mintmark TRP in exergue.

Constans (Flavius Iulius Constans Augustus (AD. 323 350) or Constans I was Roman Emperor from 337 to 350.) He defeated his brother Constantine II in 340, but anger in the army over his personal life and preference for his barbarian bodyguards led the general Magnentius to rebel, resulting in the assassination of Constans in 350.
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Constans Gloria Exercitus19 viewsConstans / Gloria Exercitvs

1,4 g, 16 mm, Ticinum (Pavia, Italy).

Constans (Latin: Flavius Julius Constans Augustus; Greek: Κῶνστας Αʹ; c. 323 350) or Constans I was Roman Emperor from 337 to 350. He defeated his brother Constantine II in 340, but anger in the army over his personal life (homosexuality) and favouritism towards his barbarian bodyguards led the general Magnentius to rebel, resulting in the assassination of Constans in 350.
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CONSTANS PF AVG / GLORIA EXERCITVS AE4 follis (337-350 A.D.)29 viewsCONSTANS - PF AVG, (laurel and?) rosette-diademed, draped (and cuirassed?) bust right / GLORI - A EXER - CITVS, two soldiers facing each other, holding spears and shields, with one standard between them, the device on banner difficult to discern, maybe a little dot or O. Mintmark: SMTSA or SMTSΔ in exergue.

AE4, 16mm, 1.37g, die axis 12 (medal alignment), material: bronze/copper-based alloy

P F AVG = Pius Felix Augustus = the pius (dutiful) and fortunate (happy) emperor. Gloria Exercitus (noun + genitive) "The Glory of the Army", SMTSA/Δ= Sacra Moneta Thessalonica, officina A or Δ (i. e. workshop #1 or #4).

CONSTANS - PF AVG legend and Thessalonica mint for a one standard design point at just a single type: RIC VIII Thessalonica 57, with both SMTSA and SMTSΔ mintmarks possible. Minting date listed for this type is late, 346-348 A.D.

Flavius Julius Constans Augustus. Born c. 323. The third and youngest son of Constantine the Great and his second wife Fausta. Caesar since Dec 333 (to his father, who was the only Augustus before his death in 337 -- and together with his brothers Costantine II (eldest) and Constantius II (middle), who were elevated to caesars earlier).

Augustus since Sept 337, also joint with his brothers (Constantius got the East while the other brothers shared the West). At first he was under guardianship of Constantine II, but that relationship was very quarrelsome. In 340 Constantine II was killed in an ambush during military operations against Constans' troops in Italy, and Constans inherited his portion (i.e. the whole West) of the Empire.

As an emperor Constans led a few successful military campaigns and was also known for his activity regarding religions: was tolerant to Judaism, promulgated an edict banning pagan sacrifices, suppressed Donatism in Africa and championed Nicene Orthodoxy against Arianism (which was supported by Constantius, this led to open warfare between the brothers). He was openly homosexual, which ultimately led to his downfall: the army was tired of the rule of Constans' favorites and barbarian bodyguards, of whom he was very fond of. Assassinated by usurper Magnentius, who led the army revolt, in Feb 350. His only remaining brother, Constantius later defeated Magnentius and consolidated the whole empire under himself.
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Constantius II69 viewsBGN353 - Constantius II (A.D. 337-361), Pre-Magnentian Revolt, AE Centenionalis, 21mm, 5.14g., Arles mint, first officina, A.D. 348-350, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of the Emperor right, A behind head, rev., FEL TEMP REPARATIO, PARL in exergue, helmeted soldier spearing fallen horseman, A in field, (RIC 119/121-22; Bridgnorth Report #79), very fine. RIC Arles 118

Ex Bridgnorth Hoard, Shropshire, England, buried circa A.D. 355, discovered 2007.

"On October 10th, 2007 a metal detectorist discovered a large scattered hoard of late Roman coins that had been disturbed by deep plowing in a potato field near Bridgnorth, Shropshire. His subsequent actions are praised in the UK government 2007 Portable Antiquities and Treasure Annual Report, where local finds officer Peter Reavill states: The finder is to be congratulated on the careful plotting and speedy reporting of this hoard as it enabled the excavation to take place and vital depositional information recorded. In turn, this minimised the impact to the landowner and his farming activity. The majority of hoards that come to light are found outside of planned archaeological excavations, the original owner having selected a secluded spot to conceal his or her wealth away from human habitation, leading to loss of information on the archaeological context of the hoard. In this instance, swift action and close cooperation by the finder and the local Finds Liaison Officer led to an excavation of the findspot. The results of which showed that the hoard had been contained in a large pottery vessel (broken by the plow), most probably previously used as a cooking pot as evidenced by burns marks on the outer edges. The pot had been buried in a U-shaped gulley or ditch that formed part of an otherwise unknown late Roman site.

The hoard consisted of 2892 coins, ranging in date from a Reform Antoninianus of Probus to post Magnentian issues of Constantius II up to A.D. 355. The majority of the hoard was issues of Magnentius and Decentius (75%), followed by pre-Magnentian issues of Constantius II and Constans (18%) and closing with post Magnentian issues of Constantius II and Gallus (7%)."
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Constantius II RIC VIII Siscia 295 Issued by Vetranio22 viewsAE 18 mm 1.9 grams 350 AD
OBV :: D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV :: VIRTVS AVGVSTORVM, Emperor, standing right, holding spear and globe, at feet seated capped captive
EX :: ASIS ( Siscia )
RIC VII Siscia 295
RIC rated Scarce
ex-Forvm ancient coins
Purchases 05/2008
Forum Rating very Scarce
issued by Vetranio during his 10 month reign

the following is an excerpt from numiswiki

Vetranio, who commanded the legions in Illyria and Pannonia at the murder of Constans by Magnentius in AD 350, followed the example of this usurper and assumed the purple at Sirmium. Constantius II marched with his army to meet him, and on a plain near Serdica, Constantius II, appealing to the assembled armies that he was a son of Constantine the Great, Vetranio took off his diadem and abdicated. Constantius II treated him with kindness and allowed him to retire to Prusa in Bithynia, where he spent the remaining six years of his life.
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Constantius II, 22 May 337 - 3 November 361 A.D.83 viewsRev.: LIBERALITAS AVG II, Liberalitas standing left with abacus & cornucopia.

The longest lived of Constantine the Great`s sons and successors, he ruled until 361 A.D. Upon Constantine`s death, Constantius received the entire eastern empire as his inheritance. Soon after he added Thrace to his empire and as his brothers were killed, he annexed their territories. When he defeated the Western usurper Magnentius he was master of the entire empire. Although he started campaigning along the Danube, war with Persia forced his return to the East. Shortly after, he received news that Julian II had been proclaimed Augustus against him. Constantius died on his way to fight this new usurper and Julian II became ruler of the Roman Empire.

Bronze AE 3, RIC 381, VF, Siscia, 1.925g, 17.88mm, 180o, 355 - 361 A.D.; obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman, M left, GSISL in ex;
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Constantius II, RIC VIII, Trier 33215 viewsConstantius II, AD 337-361
AE - double centenionalis, 4.73g, 22.71mm
Trier, 1. officina (time of the revolt of Poemenius)
obv. DN CONSTAN - TI[VS PF AVG]
Bust, draped and cuirassed, pearl-diademed, r.
rev. SALVS A[VG NOSTRI]
Big Chi-Rho, flanked by Alpha and Omega
in ex. TRP star
ref. RIC VIII, Trier 332; LRBC 67
Scarce, about VF, flan break at 2 o'clock

Because this type joins the portrait of Constantius with a rev. of Magnentius it's usually put to the revolt of Poemenius in Trier AD 353. But this is still disputed. Please take a look at the article at the board 'History and Archaeology'.
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DN VALENS PF AVG / GLORIA ROMANORVM AE3/4 follis (364-378 A.D.) 19 viewsDN VALEN-S PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / GLORIA RO-MANORVM, Emperor walking right, head left, (probably) holding labarum, dragging captive behind him. V(?) in left field, star (or point) over Δ in right field. Mintmark worn off.

AE3/4, 17mm, 1.96g, die axis 12 (medal alignment), material: bronze/copper-based alloy

DN = Dominus Noster = Our Lord, P F AVG = Pius Felix Augustus = the pius (dutiful) and fortunate (happy) emperor. GLORIA ROMANORVM = Glory of the Romans. The labarum (Greek: λάβαρον) was a vexillum (military standard) that displayed the "Chi-Rho" symbol ☧, a christogram formed from the first two Greek letters of the word "Christ" (Greek: ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ, or Χριστός) Chi (χ) and Rho (ρ). It was first used by the Roman emperor Constantine the Great.

GLORIA ROMANORVM with the captive was a very popular reverse design for Valens' coins, minted at many mints all over the empire. But star or dot over Δ in right field is characteristic only of one mint, Thessalonica. Examples include various types of RIC IX Thessalonica 26b (star over Δ) and 31 (dot over Δ). These types are dated 367-375 or 375-378 A.D., with some letter in the left field usually indicating later, 375-378 issue. Mintmark for these types is always TES, sometimes with dot before or after.

Flavius Iulius Valens. Born in 328 in Cibalae (in present-day Croatia) into an Illyrian family. His older brother Valentinian was later to become Valenitinian I the Great, another emperor.

His father Gratian (aka the Elder or Gratianus Funarius or Gratianus Major), a Roman soldier of common birth, rose through the ranks to become "protector domesticus" during the reign of Constantine the Great [A member of an elite guard unit/staff member with various important duties . After serving under the emperor for a certain duration, the Domestici would be able to become leaders themselves and potentially command their own regiment of legionnaires in the military], and later tribune and comes. He was forced to retire due to suspicion of embezzlement, but later recalled back to active duty to serve Constans. Again fell into disrespect and lost all estates when Constantius came to deal with Magnentius, because he was suspected to support him, but never lost influence with the army, which helped to promote careers of his sons.

Brothers grew up in various estates in Africa and Britain. While Valentinian had been distinguished in an active military career, Valens, though already 35 years old, had not participated in either the civil or military affairs of the empire previous to his selection as Augustus by his brother. In February 364, reigning Emperor Jovian, while hastening to Constantinople to secure his claim to the throne, died in his sleep during a stop at Dadastana, 100 miles east of Ankara. Valentinian, a tribunus scutariorum, who owed his advancement to the deceased, was elected by the legions to succeed Jovian. He was proclaimed Augustus on 26 February, 364. It was the general opinion that Valentinian needed help to handle the cumbersome administration, civil and military, of the large and unwieldy empire, and, on 28 March of the same year, at the express demand of the soldiers for a second Augustus, he selected his brother Valens as co-emperor in the palace of Hebdomon. Both emperors were briefly ill, delaying them in Constantinople, but as soon as they recovered, the two Augusti travelled together through Adrianople and Naissus to Mediana, where they divided their territories. Valentinian then went on to the West, where the Alemanic wars required his immediate attention.

Valens obtained the eastern half of the Empire Greece, Egypt, Syria and Anatolia as far east as Persia. He was back in his capital of Constantinople by December 364. Valens was utterly undistinguished and possessed no military ability: he betrayed his consciousness of inferiority by his nervous suspicion of plots and savage punishment of alleged traitors, but he was also a conscientious administrator, careful of the interests of the humble. He was an earnest Christian. Like the brothers Constantius II and Constans, Valens and Valentinian I held divergent theological views. Valens was an Arian and Valentinian I upheld the Nicene Creed. Valens was baptized by the Arian bishop of Constantinople before he set out on his first war against the Goths. Not long after Valens died the cause of Arianism in the Roman East was to come to an end. His death was considered a sign from God. His successor Theodosius I would favor the Nicene Creed, and suppress the Arian heresy. Valens, sometimes known as the Last True Roman (his co-emperor brother was dead in 375), was defeated and killed in the Battle of Adrianople against a confederated Gothic army on 9 August 378, which marked the beginning of the collapse of the decaying Western Roman Empire.
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EB0800 Magnentius / Wreath18 viewsMagnentius, Amiens, AE3 22mm. 351-352 AD.
Obverse: D N MAGNEN-TIVS P F AVG, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right; A behind head.
Reverse: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE, two Victories supporting wreath inscribed VOT-V-MVLT-X. Mintmark AMB star.
References: RIC VIII 14; LRBC 10; Sear 18816.
Diameter: 22.5mm, Weight: 4.368g.
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EB0895 Magnentius / Two Victories6 viewsMagnentius 350-353, AE 22, Lyons 350 AD.
Obverse: D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG, draped and cuirassed bust right, A to left.
Reverse: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE(missing S), two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT V MVLT X; SV below. Mintmark RPLG.
References: RIC VIII Lyons 123; Sear 18819.
Diameter: 22.5mm, Weight: 5.007g.
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EB0896 Magnentius / Two Victories4 viewsMagnentius 350-353, AE 21, Lyons 350 AD.
Obverse: D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG, draped and cuirassed bust right, A to left.
Reverse: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE(missing S), two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT V MVLT X; SV below. Mintmark [RPLG].
References: RIC VIII Lyons 123; Sear 18819.
Diameter: 21mm, Weight: 5.021g.
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EB0897 Magnentius / Two Victories4 viewsMagnentius, AE 2, Arles 350-353 AD.
Obverse: D N MAGNENTIVS [P F AVG], bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right, A behind head.
Reverse: [VICTO]RIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE, two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT V MVL (not MVLT) X; Epsilon over IS in lower centre. Mintmark PAR.
References: RIC VIII Arles 177; Sear 18822.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 4.424g.
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EB0898 Magnentius / Christogram3 viewsMagnentius, AE 18, Lyons Lugdunum mint 353 AD.
Obverse: DN MAGNENTIVS P F AVG, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: SALVS DD NN AVG ET CAES, large chi-rho flanked by A-W. Mintmark LPLG.
References: Cf. RIC VIII Lyons 154 (AE 25).
Diameter: 18.5mm, Weight: 3.611g.
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FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C (the 2nd) / GLORIA EXERCITVS AE4 follis (324-361 A.D.) 30 viewsFL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS, two soldiers facing each other, holding spears and shields, with one standard between them, large filled "dot" on banner. Mintmark: dot AQP in exergue.

AE4, 16+mm, 1.53g, die axis 6 (coin alignment), noticeable shift of the reverse die right, material: bronze/copper-based alloy

FL IVL = Flavius Iulius (the first names), NOB C = Nobilitas Caesar (title before becoming an Augustus, i. e. after he ascended as Caesar in 324, but before the death of his father in 337), Gloria Exercitus (noun + genitive) "The Glory of the Army" AQP = Aquileia mint, primary officina (workshop #1), issue mark "dot".

Mintmark dot AQP points to just one type, RIC VII Aquileia 145, and clears the possible misreading of the end of the obverse legend: it is indeed ...NOB C, not AVG. Strangely though the mint years listed are 337-361, after the ascension as Augustus. A clear example of this type can be seen at WildWinds, and features the same huge filled "dot" as in my coin: http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/ric/constantius_II/_aquileia_RIC_VII_145_P.jpg

There is also an example in this gallery with roughly the same obverse and reverse style:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-126821

Flavius Julius Constantius Augustus, born 7 August 317, was Roman Emperor from 337 to 361 (caesar to his father in 324-337). The middle and most successful son of Constantine I and Fausta, he ascended to the throne with his brothers Constantine II and Constans upon their father's death. In 340, Constantius' brothers clashed over the western provinces of the empire. The resulting conflict left Constantine II dead and Constans as ruler of the west until he was overthrown and assassinated in 350 by the usurper Magnentius. Unwilling to accept Magnentius as co-ruler, Constantius defeated him at the battles of Mursa Major and Mons Seleucus. Magnentius committed suicide after the latter battle, leaving Constantius as the sole ruler of the empire. His subsequent military campaigns against Germanic tribes were successful: he defeated the Alamanni in 354 and campaigned across the Danube against the Quadi and Sarmatians in 357. In contrast, the war in the east against the Sassanids continued with mixed results.

He was an Arian and clashed with his brother Constans (who was a devote Nicene Orthodox) over this. Subsequently he changed his position somewhat, trying to find a compromise between the two Christian denominations, and subscribed to a milder version of Arianism later known as "Semi-Arianism". In 351, due to the difficulty of managing the empire alone, Constantius elevated his cousin Constantius Gallus to the subordinate rank of Caesar, but had him executed three years later after receiving scathing reports of his violent and corrupt nature. Shortly thereafter, in 355, Constantius promoted his last surviving cousin, Gallus' younger half-brother, Julian, to the rank of Caesar. However, Julian claimed the rank of Augustus in 360, leading to war between the two. Ultimately, no battle was fought as Constantius became ill and died on 3 November 361, though not before naming Julian (of the apostasy infamy) as his successor.
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Flavius Magnus Magnentius, 350 - 353 AD21 viewsObv: IM CAE MAGNENTIVS AVG, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Magnentius facing right.

Rev: FELICITAS REIPVBLICAE, Magnentius standing left, holding a globe surmounted by a statue of Victory in his right hand and a labarum in his left; A in right field; TRP in exergue.

Copper Centenionalis, Trier mint, 351 - 353 AD

4.9 grams, 23 mm, 180

RIC VIII Trier 264
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Magnentius20 viewsAE3
Obv: DN MAGNENTIUS PF AVG; bare-headed, dr. and cuir. bust right
Rev: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES ; two Victories holding a shield inscribed VOT V MVLT X
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Magnentius29 viewsAE Half Centenionalis / AE 2
Obv.: DN MAGNENTIVS PF AVG ; Rev.: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE ; two Victories holding a shield inscribed VOT V MVLT X
Tanit
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Magnentius34 viewsAE Centenionalis / AE 3
Obv.: DN MAGNENTIVS PF AVG ; Rev.: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE ; two Victories holding a shield inscribed VOT V MVLT X
Tanit
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Magnentius18 viewsAE Half Centenionalis / AE 2
Obv.: DN MAGNENTIVS PF AVG ; Rev.: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE ; two Victories holding a shield inscribed VOT V MVLT X
Tanit
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Magnentius14 viewsAE3
Obv: DN MAGNENTIUS PF AVG; bare-headed, dr. and cuir. bust right
Rev: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES ; two Victories holding a shield inscribed VOT V MVLT X
Tanit
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Magnentius16 viewsAE 2
Obv: DN MAGNENTIVS PF AVG
Rev: VICTOREA DD NN AVG ET CAE; two Victories holding a shield inscribed VOT V MVL X ; epsilon over IS ; PAR in exergue.
RIC VIII Arles 179
Tanit
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Magnentius13 viewsMagnentius Centenionalis
21 mm 4.55 gm
O: D N MAGENETIVS P F AVG
Bare headed dr., and cuir bust r., A behind
R: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE VOT V MVLT X
Two Victories holding between them wreath inscribed VOT/V/MVLT/X, surmounted by TP-monogram
John Campbell
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Magnentius19 viewsMint Lyons RSLG dot RIC VIII Lyons 116.1 commentsJames b4
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Magnentius21 viewsMagnentius AE Centenionalis. Late 351 AD. D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG, draped bust right from behind / VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE, two Victories standing facing each other, resting shield inscribed VOT/V/MVLT/X on cippus, TRP in ex. RIC 307 of Trier, Cohen 70.1 commentsJames b4
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Magnentius19 viewsObverse: DN MAGNENTIVS PF AVG
Reverse: SALVS DD NN AVG ET CAES
A W either side of CHI-RHO
RPLC Lyon 350 - 353
simmurray
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MAGNENTIUS37 viewsAE centenionalis. Arelate, 350-351 AD. 4.84 grs. Bare-headed,draped and cuirassed bust rigtht. D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG. A behind. / Magnentius on horseback galloping right,spearing enemy,broken spear and shield below horse. Star above. GLORIA ROMANORVM In exergue SAR.
RIC VIII 150 (var); Bastien 240/3.
CNG 99. Lot 166.
benito
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Magnentius21 viewsMagnentius. AD 350-353. Centenionalis (26mm, 6.18 g, 12h). Rome mint, 4th officina. Struck AD 351-352. Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; A behind / Emperor on horseback right, thrusting spear at enemy below; below horse, broken spear and shield; *//RQ. RIC VIII 197; Bastien 458; LRBC 638. 3 commentsTLP
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MAGNENTIUS69 viewsAE centenionalis. Arelate, 350-351 AD. 4.84 grs. Bare-headed,draped and cuirassed bust rigtht. D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG. A behind. / Magnentius on horseback galloping right,spearing enemy,broken spear and shield below horse. Star above. GLORIA ROMANORVM In exergue SAR.
RIC VIII 150 (var); Bastien 240/3.
2 commentsbenito
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Magnentius18 viewsAE3. D N MAGNEN-TIVS P F AVG, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind head / VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE, two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT-V-MVLT-X in four lines above altar, chi-rho above shield, AMB [.] in ex.Randygeki(h2)
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Magnentius13 viewsMagnentius
Obverse: DN MAGNENTIVS PF AVG
Reverse: SALVS DD NN AVG ET CAES
A W either side of CHI-RHO
RPLC Lyon 350 - 353
simmurray
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Magnentius 52 viewsMagnentius
Centenionalis
Obv.: D N MAGNENTIVS PF AVG, draped and cuirassed bust right. A behind
Rev.: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Magnentius on horseback right, thrusting spear at man kneeling; TRS crescent.
RIC 271, Bastien 32
Ex Knker-Heritage
1 commentsshanxi
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Magnentius7 viewsDN MAGNENTIVS PF AVG
VICTORIAE D D N N AVG ET CAE
AE2, 23mm, 3.62g
Bare, draped, cuirassed bust right
Two Victories facing holding shield inscribed VOT V MVLT X
novacystis
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Magnentius20 viewsObv: D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG, bare-headed, draped & cuirassed bust right, A behind bust
Rev: VICTORIAE D D N N AVG ET CAES, two Victories standing, facing each other, holding wreath between them enclosing VOT-V-MVLT-X, SP on ground line between them. RPLG in ex.
Size: 23mm, 4.98g
Mint: Lyons, 250-253 AD
Id: RIC VIII Lyons, 140
ickster
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Magnentius36 viewsDN MAGNENTIVS PF AVG
Bare head tight draped and cuirassed, A in left field
VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE
Two victories holding shield inscribed VOT V MVLT X, Chi-Rho above shield
AE3 of unknown mint
20 mm, 3.60g
novacystis
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Magnentius AE22 353 AD35 viewsOBV: DN MAGNENTIVS PF AVG; Draped and Cuirassed bust Right. 'A' behind head
REV: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES; Two Victories facing each other holding between them a wreath inscribed VOT V/MUL/X; FPAR in Exergue (Arles)

Arles mint, FPAR mint mark was used in 351-53 AD

RIC 167(Ref. Wildwinds) wt 5.9 gm
daverino
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Magnentius (350 - 353 A.D.)37 views Centenionalis
O: IM CAE MAGNENTIVS AVG, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
O: FELICITAS-REIPVBLICAE Emperor standing left holding Victory on globe in right hand and labarum, A in right field. In ex. TRP
Trier mint, 351 - 353 AD
23mm
4.9g
RIC VIII Trier 264
2 commentsMat
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Magnentius (350-353 AD) AE2, Lugdunum mint, 4.7g, 23mm19 viewsRoman Imperial, Magnentius (350-353 AD) AE2, Lugdunum mint, 4.7g, 23mm

OBV: D N MAGNEN-TIVS P F AVG, bare-headed, draped & cuirassed bust right. "A" behind head.

REV: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE, Two Victories supporting wreath inscribed VOT/V/MVLT/X. SV in lower centre, RPLG in exergue.

REF: RIC VII 128, LRBC 223

Ex: Aegean Numismatics
Gil-galad
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Magnentius - AE 28 viewsTrier
19 Jan 350 - 18 Aug 353 AD
draped and cuirassed bust right
IM CAE MAGN_ENTIVS AVG
Magnentius standing half left, holding Victory on globe and labarum
FELICITAS__REIPVBLICE
A
TRS
RIC 264 of Trier, Cohen 5.
ex Lucernae
Johny SYSEL
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Magnentius - AE 27 viewsRome
30.6.350 - spring 351
draped and cuirassed bust right
D N MAGNEN_TIVS P F AVG
B
two Victories holding shield inscribed
VICT DD NN AVG ET CAES
VOT / V / MVLT / X
*
R P
RIC VIII Rome 216
ex Lucernae
Johny SYSEL
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Magnentius - double centenionalis (AE 26) of Lugdunum (Lyon)32 viewsD.N. MAGNENTIVS P.F. AVG
SALVS DD.NN. AVG. ET CAES. , large christogram between A and ω , exergue : LSLG (Lyon)
26 mm
Ginolerhino
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Magnentius AE 2, RIC VIII 171 Arelate24 viewsObverse - DN MAGNEN-TIVS PF AVG, drsprd and cuirassed bust right. A behind bust.
Reverse - VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES, two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT-V-MVLT-X. I in middle field.
PAR in ex. Arelate mint.
21 mm diam. 3.8 g.
NORMAN K
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Magnentius AE 20 45 viewsRIC VIII 264 Trier; C5, 350-353 A.D.
4.08 g, 20 mm
IM CAE MAGNENTIVS AVG, draped & cuirassed bust right
FELICITAS REIPVBLICAE, A in left field, Magnentius standing left, holding Victory on globe & labarum
TRP in exergue
1 commentsMark Z2
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Magnentius AE Centenionalis AD 351-35242 viewsOBV: DN MAGNENTIUS PF AVG; Bare-headed draped bust right, 'A' behind head.
REV: GLORIA ROMANORUM; Emperor on horseback right holding spear, no shield riding down a fallen bare-headed enemy in front of horse, broken shield and spear beneath with star in upper right field. EXE; mintmark RQ, Rome mint

RIC VIII 209, rated 'scarce'

A nice large coin with a heroic portrait of the usurper Magnentius minted in Rome and resembling the style often used on coins of his contemporaries, Constans and Constantius II. It is much more idealized than that of my specimen from the Arles mint which shows him with a chubby face.

diameter 24 mm, wt 5.1 gm
daverino
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Magnentius AE Double Centenionalis21 viewsObv: D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG - Draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SALVS DD NN AVG ET CAES - A, W either side of large Chi-rho.
Date: Circa 353 AD
Mint: ?
Ref: Sear 4017
Rarity: Scarce
Notes: Interesting double strike at 180 degrees.
oa
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Magnentius AE2 - Two Victories17 viewsMagnentius AE2 Lugdunum, 4.7g, 23mm

OBV: D N MAGNEN-TIVS P F AVG, bare-headed, draped & cuirassed bust right. "A" behind head.

REV: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE, Two Victories supporting wreath inscribed VOT/V/MVLT/X. SV in lower centre, RPLG in exergue.

REF: RIC VII 128, LRBC 223

Ex: Aegean Numismatics +photo
Gil-galad
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Magnentius AE2, Gloria Romanorum (RIC Aquileia 162)9 viewsObverse: D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG Bare head, looking right. Letter A behing bust.
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM Emperor on horseback, striking down enemy.

Aquileia mint, 2nd officina, 350-351.

22 mm, 2.86 g, 180.

Reference: RIC VIII Aquileia 162.
Manuel
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Magnentius AE21, 350-353 AD, Lugdunum17 viewsMagnentius
AE21
Lugdunum, 350-353 AD
bare-headed, draped cuirassed bust r.
DN MAGNENTIVS PF AVG, A behind bust
Emperor on horseback spearing barbarian
GLORIA ROMANORVM
RPLG in ex.
RIC VIII Lyons 115
Ardatirion
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MAGNENTIUS AE22 RIC 171, Two Victories21 viewsOBV: D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG, bare-headed, draped & cuirassed bust right, A behind bust
REV: VICTORIAE D D N N AVG ET CAE, two Victories standing, facing each other, holding wreath between them inscribed VOT/V/MVLT/X. I in lower centre. Mintmark PAR
4.0g, 21mm

Minted at Arelate, 350-3 AD
Legatus
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Magnentius AE334 viewsMagnentius AE3.
DN MAGNEN-TIVS PF AVG, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind bust / FELICITAS-REIPVBLICE, Emperor standing left in military dress, holding Victory on globe & labarum; A in right field.

Trier mint, RIC VIII, Trier p. 158, 160A (R2)
1 commentsTanit
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MAGNENTIUS AE3 AD350-35252 viewsobv: D.N.MAGNENTIVS.PF.AVG / A (bare-headed, draped & cuirassed bust right; A behind head)
rev: GLORIA.ROMANORVM / */ R Q (emperor in military dress galloping right, spearing barbarian with outstretched arms kneeling left in front of the horse, shield and broken spear beneath horse
ref: RIC VIII-Rome197
4.35g, 23x26mm
Scarce
berserker
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Magnentius Arles 47 viewsMagnentius. AD 350-353. Centenionalis (22mm, 4.59 g, 12h). Arelate (Arles) mint. Struck AD 350-351. Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; A behind / Emperor on horseback right, spearing captive; broken spear and shield below horse, star to upper right; SAR. RIC 150; Bastien 240/3; LRBC 421. Near VF, brown patina, light highlights.

From the Jrg Mller Collection. Ex Elsen List 211 (August-September 2000), no. 269.

Ex-CNG

1 commentsecoli
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Magnentius Centenionalis23 viewsMagnentius AE Centenionalis. 350-353 AD.
Obv: IMP CAE MAGNENTIVS AVG, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev: FELICITAS REIPVBLICAE, Magenentius standing left holding Victory & labarum, A to right, TRSU in ex.
Officina S.

Trier RIC 266, Cohen 5.
Tanit
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Magnentius Centenionalis42 viewsMagnentius AE Centenionalis
Obv: DN MAGNEN-TIVS PF AVG / A behind bust
Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM, barbarian in front of horse,bare-headed.
Emperor doesn't have shield.
Mintmark RQ

D: 22 mm
RIC VIII Rome 209 ( 351-352)

Scarce
Tanit
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MAGNENTIUS Centenionalis Lyons21 viewsMagnentius 23mm Centenionalis.
Lyons mint, 350 AD. D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG, draped & cuirassed bust right, A to left / VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES, two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT V MVLT X; S V/RPLG in ex.
2 commentsancientone
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MAGNENTIUS centenionalis Trier ( Treveri )85 viewsDN MAGNEN - TIVS PF AVG
Draped bust right , A left in field

VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE / TRS
Two victories standing facing each other, resting shield inscribed VOT/V/MVLT/X on cippus
TRS in ex.

Centenionalis or Maiorina strucked late 351 in Trier ( Treveri )

C. 70 -- RIC.307

very nice portrait
2 commentsgb29400
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Magnentius Half Cent23 viewsAE Half Centenionalis, 350-353 AD
Obverse: DN MAGNENTIVS PF AVG. Bare headed draped and cuiriassed bust right, A behind.
Reverse: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES. Two Victories standing facing each other holding shield between them inscribed VOT/V/MVLT/X.
Uncertain mint
15mm, 1.1gms


Jerome Holderman
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Magnentius Horseback15 viewsMagnentius 350 - 353 A.D AE Centenlonalis struck 350 - 351 A.D
Lyons Mint, 22.68 mm, 5.6 grams
OBV: DN MAGNENTIVS PF AVG, Bare headed and draped bust right, A in left field
REV: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Magnentius riding horse right spearing barbarian, brokenshield and spear under horse
AQP in exergue

SCARCE
Romanorvm
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Magnentius RIC VII Lugdunum 11530 viewsAE (21mm-4.47g)
obv. D N MAGNEN-TIVS P F AVG
bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust right, A left;
rev. GLORIA ROMANORVM
Magnentius riding right, spearing enemy, shield and broken spear on the ground,
ex. RSLG
Lugdunum mint
HG
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Magnentius RIC VIII 11512 viewsLugdunum 350-351 AD.
22 mm, 6.0 g.
N MAGNENTIVS PF AVG
GLORIA ROMANORVM
RPLG in ex.
xokleng
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Magnentius Trier24 viewsAE (22mm-4.5g)
obv. D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG
draped and cuirassed bust right
rev. SALVS DD NN AVG ET CAES
Chi-Rho, flanked by A-W
probably minted in Trier
HG
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Magnentius, AD 350-3537 views Centenionalis, 20mm, 4.4g, 6h; Rome mint, fourth group, AD 351-2
Obv.: D N MAGNEN-TIVS P F AVG, draped and cuirassed bust right, Γ behind.
Rev.: VICT DD NN AVGG ET CAESS, two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT V MVLT X, star below // RP
Reference: RIC VIII Rome 218, p. 268
John Anthony
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Magnentius, AE 1 - *188 viewsAmiens mint, AD 353, seventh phase (before Aug 10th)
D N MAGNEN TIVS P F AVG, Draped bust of Magnentius right
SALVS DD NN AVG ET CAES, Large christogram between alpha and omega. AMB at exergue
9.20 gr
Ref : Cohen #30, LRBC #19, Bastien # 135 (15 ex), RIC # 34 (C)
4 commentsPotator II
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Magnentius, AE2, Lyons. AD 350-353.25 viewsMagnentius, AE2 23mm. 4.96gm. Lyons. AD 350-353. . DN MAGNEN-TIVS PF AVG, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind head / GLORIA ROMANORVM, emperor on horseback galloping right, no shield, wielding spear at a bare-headed enemy before the horse, broken spear and shield beneath the horse. Mintmark RPL. RIC VIII Lyons 116; Sear 18799.
2 commentsBritanikus
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Magnentius, Lyons RIC VIII-11536 viewsAE2 Centenionalis
Lyons mint, 350-353 A.D.
21mm, 5.91g
RIC VIII-115

Obverse:
D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG
A
Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse:
GLORIA ROMANORVM
RPLG
Emperor in military dress galloping right, without shield, spearing kneeling barbarian left with outstretched arms in front of horse; below horse, shield and broken spear.
1 commentsrubadub
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Magnentius, Maiorina 126 viewsTreveri mint, 1st officina,
DN MAGNENTIVS PF AVG, bare bust draped right, A behind
VICTORIA DD NN AVG ET CAE, two victories holding a wreath where is inscribed : VOT/V/MVLT/X. TRP at exergue
4.73 gr
Magnence, maiorina, Ref : Cohen # 68, Roman coins # 4024, LRBC # 56,

Potator II
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Magnentius, RIC VIII, Trier 26720 viewsMagnentius, AD 250-253
AE - Centenionalis, 5.38g, 23mm
Trier, 2nd series
obv. IM CEA MAGN - ENTIVS AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, bare-headed, r.
rev. FELICITAS - PVBLICE
Emperor, in military cloak, stg. l., holding in raised l. hand labarum and in extended r. hand small Victory
on globe holding wreath.
in r. field A
in ex. TRP crescent with dot in cavity
ref. RIC VIII, Trier 267
R1!, VF, nice green patina
Jochen
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Magnentius, RIC, Amiens 3915 viewsMagnentius, AD 350-353
AE - Centenionalis, 5.38g, 22.38mm, 180
Amiens, AD 353
obv. DN MAGNEN - TIVS PF AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, bare-headed, r.
rev. SALVS DD NN AVG ET CAES
Big Chi-Rho, flanked by Alpha and Omega
ref. RIC VIII, Amiens 39
rare (R1), VF, almost black patina
Jochen
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Magnentius, Rome RIC VIII-2032 viewsAE2 Centenionalis
Rome mint, 351-352 A.D.
23mm, 4.19g
RIC VIII-20

Obverse:
D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG
A
Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse:
GLORIA ROMANORVM
R Q
Emperor in military dress galloping right, without shield, spearing kneeling barbarian left with outstretched arms in front of horse; below horse, shield and broken spear.
Will J
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Magnentius- Trier- RIC 306.31 viewsAE2, Trier mint, 350-353 AD
Obverse: DN MAGNENTIVS PF AVG, Draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES, Two Victories standing facing, holding shield inscribed VOT / V / MVLT / X
TRS in exergue, Trier mint, RIC 306; Sear 4023
20mm, 4.4gm
Jerome Holderman
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Magnentius-120 viewsAE Centenionalis, 350-353 AD
Obverse:DN MAGNENTIVS PF AVG, Draped bust right, A behind
Reverse: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES, Two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT / V / MVLT / X
19mm, 3.9gm
Jerome Holderman
274- Magnentius-2.JPG
Magnentius-240 viewsAE Centenionalis, Rome, 350-353 AD
Obverse:DN MAGNENTIVS PF AVG, Draped and cuirassed bust right, (Gamma) behind
Reverse: VICT DD NN AVG ET CAES, Two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT / V / MVLT / X
RP in exergue
RIC 218
21mm, 4.0gm
Jerome Holderman
275- Magnentius-3.JPG
Magnentius-328 viewsAE Centenionalis, Aquileia, 350-353 AD
Obverse:DN MAGNENTIVS PF AVG, Draped bust right, A behind
Reverse: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES, Two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT / V / MVLT / X
AQS in exergue
RIC 167
20mm, 3.8gm
Jerome Holderman
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Magnentius. 350-353 AD. Bronze follis15 viewsMagnentius, AE follis, Amiens. DN MAGNEN-TIVS PF AVG, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind head / VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE, two Victories holding a wreath inscribed VOT-V-MVLT-X Mintmark AMB palmbranch. RIC VIII Amiens 11.Antonivs Protti
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Roman Empire , Magnentius AE 2343 viewsObverse : DN MAGNENTIVS P F AVG, bare head, draped bust right.
Reverse : SALVS DD NN AVG ET CAES, Chi Rho flanked by A , and ω .
Superb early Christian A Chi-Rho ω .VF. Struck AD 350-353.

The first fully Christian design coin in history.
"I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End."


The Sam Mansourati Collection.
Under study.
3 commentsSam
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Roman Empire , Magnentius AE 23.18 viewsObverse : DN MAGNENTIVS P F AVG, bare head, draped bust right.
Reverse : SALVS DD NN AVG ET CAES, Chi Rho flanked by A , and ω .
Superb early Christian A Chi-Rho ω .VF. Struck AD 350-353.
Very nice details with even olive-green patina. 23 mm, 4.44 gr.

The first fully Christian design coin in history.
"I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End."



The Sam Mansourati Collection / EX Mr. John McIntosh.
Sam
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ROMAN EMPIRE - MAGNENTIUS26 viewsMAGNENTIUS AE centenionalis. RIC-184. Struck at Arles, 353 AD. D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG, draped & cuirassed bust right. Reverse - VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES, two victories holding shield inscribed VOT V MVL X, PAR in exergue. I between victories. XP above wreath. 22mm, 4.1g. dpaul7
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ROMAN EMPIRE, BARBARIC IMITATIVE, Magnentius65 viewsObv: Bare-headed draped and cuirassed bust, right.
Rev: Two Victories facing each other and holding shield with inscription.
1.9 gm 16.9 mm Exergue: PLG
Comment: Purports to be a half-Centenionalis which did not exist for the official issue.
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantius II - SALVS AVG NOSTRI125 viewsConstantius II AE Double Centenionalis. 352 AD.

Obverse: D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right

Reverse: SALVS AVG NOSTRI, Chi-Rho flanked by A and ω, TRS* in ex.
black-prophet
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Magnentius12 viewsMagnentius 350-353 AD.
obv. DN MAGNEN-TIVS PF AVG,
bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right, Gamma behind bust.
rev. VICT DD NN AVG ET CAES,
Two Victories, standing facing each other, holding shield inscribed VOT V MVLT X between them.
No supporting column.
exe: R star Q. (Rome)
Not in RIC? Unlisted with star. RIC VIII Rome 218 has a star between the victories but not in the exerque.
20mm.
Jani
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Roman Empire, MAGNENTIUS188 viewsAE centenionalis. Arelate, 350-351 AD. 4.84 grs. Bare-headed,draped and cuirassed bust rigtht. D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG. A behind. / Magnentius on horseback galloping right,spearing enemy,broken spear and shield below horse. Star above. GLORIA ROMANORVM In exergue SAR.
Not in RIC,Cohen,BMC.
3 commentsbenito
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Magnentius26 viewsChristogram. Treveri (RIC 321)Miguel U
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Roman Empire, Magnentius79 viewsCentenionalis
22mm
Obv.: D N MAGNENTIVS PF AVG, draped and cuirassed bust right. A behind
Rev.: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Magnentius on horseback right, thrusting spear at man kneeling; TRS crescent.
RIC 271
Ex lodge-hill 2017
3 commentsXLi
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Magnentius "Centenionalis"20 views19 january 350 - 18 august 353 AD.
obv. IM CAE MAGN-ENTIVS AVG,
heavy bust without letter behind the bust
rev. FELICITAS REIPVBLICE,
emperor in military dress standing left, holding Victory on globe and standard. A in left field.
exe: TRP (Trier)
Ref.: RIC VIII 264
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Roman Empire, Magnentius (350-353 A.D.), AE-2, Cent, RIC 177, Rome, VICTORIA AVG LIB ROMANOR,225 views148 Magnentius (350-353 A.D.), AE-2, Cent, RIC 177, Rome, VICTORIA AVG LIB ROMANOR,
avers:- IMP-CAE-MAGNEN-TIVS-AVG, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- VICTORIA-AVG-LIB-ROMANOR, emperor, bare-headed & in military dress, standing right holding olive branch and standard decorated with an eagle, foot on the shoulder of a bare-headed captive seated right.
exerg: R P, diameter: 24mm, weight: 5,13g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 350-353 AD., ref: RIC-177, C-57,
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Roman Empire, Magnentius (350-353 A.D.), AE-2, Cent, RIC 179, Rome, VICTORIA AVG LIB ROMANOR,193 views148 Magnentius (350-353 A.D.), AE-2, Cent, RIC 179, Rome, VICTORIA AVG LIB ROMANOR,
avers:- IMP-CAE-MAGNEN-TIVS-AVG, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- VICTORIA-AVG-LIB-ROMANOR, emperor, bare-headed & in military dress, standing right holding olive branch and standard decorated with an eagle, foot on the shoulder of a bare-headed captive seated right.
exerg: R dot F dot, diameter: 22-27mm, weight: 4,69g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 350-353 AD., ref: RIC-179, C-,
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ROMAN EMPIRE, MAGNENTIUS A.D. 350-353 Centenionalis.5 viewsMAGNENTIUS
A.D. 350-353 Centenionalis. Obv. D N MAGNENTIUS P F AVG, Draped, cuirassed bust right. Rev. VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE, Two Victories holding wreath inscribed VOT V MVLT X
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Magnentius AE Centionalis. (Trier) RIC VIII : 266.1306 viewsObverse: IM CAE MAGN-ENTIVS AVG. Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: FELICITAS REIPVBLICE. Emperor in military dress standing left, holding Victory on globe and standard with Chi-Rho on banner; in right field, A; in exergue, TRS crescent.
Struck between A.D.351 and 353.
4 commentsmickdale
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Magnentius Barb500 views* 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.
2 commentsGert
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ROMAN EMPIRE, MAGNENTIUS Double maiorina (AE1) RIC 3485 viewsAmiens mint, AD 353, seventh phase (before Aug 10th)
D N MAGNEN TIVS P F AVG, Draped bust of Magnentius right
SALVS DD NN AVG ET CAES, Large christogram between alpha and omega. AMB at exergue
9.20 gr
Ref : Cohen #30, LRBC #19, Bastien # 135 (15 ex), RIC # 34
3 commentsPotator II
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Roman Empire, Magnentius, The horseman attack the soldier110 viewsAE centenionalis
Ares
350-351 AD.
22mm
Bare-headed,draped and cuirassed bust rigtht. D N MAGNEN TIVS PF AVG. A behind. / Magnentius on horseback galloping right,spearing enemy,broken spear and shield below horse. Star above. GLORIA ROMANORVM
In exergue SAR[dot]
Not in RIC,Cohen,BMC.
Ex lucernae 2014
4 commentsXLi
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Magnentius, Treveri, RIC 264, C2, 350-53 AD54 viewsObv: IM CAE MAGNENTIVS AVG
Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
Rev: FELICITAS REIPVBLICE
Magnentius standing left, holding Victory and standard with Chi Rho on banner.
4 gm 21.3 mm Ae2 Exergue: TRP/A
Comment: Usurper responsible for the death of Constans.
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Magnentius. A.D.350-353. AE Centenionalis of Lugdunum. RIC VIII : 145.788 viewsObv. D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG. Bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES. Two Victories standing facing each other, holding shield inscribed VOT V MVLT X, Chi-Rho above, S P below; in exergue, RPLG.
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Roman Imperial: Magnentius (350-353 CE) AE2 Centenionalis, Trier (RIC VIII 269)11 viewsObv: DN MAGNEN-TIVS PF AVG; Bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind head
Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM; Emperor on horseback galloping right, shield on arm, wielding spear at a bare-headed enemy half-kneeling before the horse, broken spear and shield beneath the horse; TRS in exergue

ex-Bridgnorth Hoard
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Roman Imperial: Magnentius (350-353 CE) Centenionalis, Ambianum (RIC VIII-14; LRBC-10)14 viewsObv: D N MAGNEN-TIVS P F AVG; Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right; A behind
Rev: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE; Two Victories standing facing one another, holding round shield inscribed VOT V MVLT X in four lines; staurogram above; AMB in exergue

ex-Bridgnorth Hoard
SpongeBob
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Roman Imperial: Magnentius (350-353 CE) Centenionalis, Lugdunum (RIC-112; Bastien-154; LRBC-211)14 viewsObv: D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG; Rosette-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Magnentius right
Rev: FELICITAS REIPVBLICE; Magnentius standing left in armor, holding Victory on globe and standard with banner inscribed with Christogram; RPLC in exergue

ex-Bridgnorth Hoard
SpongeBob
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Roman Magnentius46 viewsAE Centenionalis
Obv: DN MAGNENTIVS PF AVG
Rev: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES; two Victories holding a shield inscribed VOT V MVLT X
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Roman Magnentius Centenionalis72 viewsMagnentius AE Centenionalis
Obv: DN MAGNEN-TIVS PF AVG / A behind bust
Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM, barbarian in front of horse,bare-headed.
Emperor doesn't have shield.
Mintmark RQ

D: 22 mm
RIC VIII Rome 209 ( 351-352)

Scarce
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Struck A.D.350 - 353. MAGNENTIUS. AE CENTENIONALIS of Treveri (Trier)5 viewsObverse: D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG. Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Magnentius facing right; behind bust, A.
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM. Magnentius in military dress galloping right, shield on his left arm, spear in his right, spearing barbarian kneeling facing left with outstretched arms in front of horse; below horse, oval shield and broken spear; in exergue, TRS.
RIC VIII : 271
*Alex
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VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES; RIC VIII Trier 316B8 viewsDecentius, Caesar July or August 350 - 18 August 353 A.D. (Brother of Magnentius, usurper of Western provinces) 24mm, 5.82g. 
 Trier mint, 352 A.D. Obverse: D N DECENTI-VS FORT CAES 
Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right. 
Reverse: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES 
Two victories facing each other, holding between them a wreath inscribed VOT/V/MVLT/X. 
Field Marks: None. 
Exergue: Must be TRP or TRS. 
Reference: RIC VIII Trier 316B. (rated R3). Although the mintmark is hard to make out, coins like this, without an A behind the bust, were only struck at Trier. Ex MoremothPodiceps
 
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