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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Constantinian Era| > |Magnentius| > RL77938
Magnentius, 18 January 350 - 10 August 353 A.D.
On 28 September 351, at the Battle of Mursa Major, Constantius II defeated the usurper Magnentius. The battle was one of the bloodiest in Roman military history. During the fighting Marcellinus, a general of Magnentius was killed, but Magnentius himself survived.
RL77938. Billon heavy maiorina, RIC VIII Amiens 23 (S), Bastien MM 125 (8 spec.), LRBC II 13, SRCV V 18817, Cohen VIII 69, aEF, edge cracks, small areas of porosity, tight flan, mintmark poorly struck, Ambianum (Amiens, France) mint, weight 4.031g, maximum diameter 23.1mm, die axis 45o, spring 351 - 18 Aug 353 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 standing confronted, together holding wreath containing VOT V MVLT X in four lines, staurogram (rho-cross) above, AMB and crescent in exergue; from the Butte College Foundation, ex Lindgren, ex Frank S. Robinson; scarce; SOLD










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Bastien, P. Le Monnayage de Magnence (350-353). (Wetteren, 1983).
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