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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Late Empire| > |Magnus Maximus| > SH35062
Magnus Maximus, July 383 - 28 July 388 A.D.
After the Roman troops in Britain, proclaimed general Magnus Maximus emperor, he invaded Gaul and drove Gratian before him until the latter was overrun and assassinated. After negotiations, Theodosius I recognized Magnus Maximus and his son, Flavius Victor, as emperors in Britannia and Gaul. Gratian's brother Valentinian II retained Italy, Pannonia, Hispania, and Africa. In 386 A.D., driven by reckless greed, Magnus Maximus invaded Italy, driving out Valentinian II, who fled to Theodosius I. Commanding an army of Goths, Huns and Alans, Theodosius marched west and defeated Magnus Maximus at the Battle of the Save. On 28 August 388, Magnus Maximus surrendered at Aquileia and was executed.
SH35062. Bronze half centenionalis, RIC IX Aquileia 55(a)1 (S), Paolucci-Zub 804 (R), LRBC II 1103, SRCV V 20657, Cohen VIII 7, Hunter V -, VF, full legends, green patina, 1st officina, Aquileia mint, weight 1.374g, maximum diameter 13.5mm, die axis 0o, summer 387 - Aug 388 A.D.; obverse D N MAG MAXIMVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse SPES ROMANORVM, campgate with star between two turrets, SMAQP in exergue; scarce; SOLD











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