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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Constantinian Era| > |Magnentius| > RL77938
Magnentius, 18 January 350 - 10 August 353 A.D.
|Magnentius|, |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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