FORVM VF Magnentius AE25 Ambianum Victories Holding Wreath Around VOT V MVLT X, est $130
Item Number : 72326
 Auction Detail 
  
Auction Type Standard   Bonus
 
Current Bid $65.00     Starting Bid $65.00
Quantity N/A   # of Bids 0
Started 7/3/2019 1:17:02 AM   Location Morehead City, NC, UNITED STATES
Ends 8/1/2019 10:00:00 PM   Region N/A
Item Owner FORVM AUCTIONS
 
Description
Magnentius, 18 January 350 - 10 August 353 A.D.

RL87846. Billon heavy maiorina, RIC VIII Lyons 7 (R), LRBC II 7, Bastien MM 107, SRCV V 18815, Cohen VII 70, VF, brown tone, small crowded flan, edge cracks, uneven strike with weak areas, 1st officina, Ambianum (Amiens, France) mint, 4.310 grams, 24.7 mm, die axis 180o, 351 - 352 A.D.; obverse D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG, bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, A behind; reverse VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE (victories of our lords, Emperor and Caesar), two Victories flanking and holding wreath resting on column, containing VOT V MVLT X, AMB followed by a branch exergue; rare; estimated value: $130.00

Magnus Magnentius was proclaimed emperor on 18 January 350 at Autun (Gaul) with support of the army on the Rhine frontier. Constans fled to Spain, where he was assassinated at Castrum Helenae. In the spring 351, Constans` brother Constantius marched West with 60,000 men to remove Magnus Magnentius but it would take more than two years to defeat him. In 352, Constantius II invaded northern Italy in pursuit of the usurper Magnus Magnentius, who withdrew with his army to Gaul. Constantius declared an amnesty for Magnentius` soldiers, many of whom deserted to him. By the end of the year Constantius entered Milan.




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