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Aquileia, Italy

Aquileia was founded by the Romans as a Latin colony in 181 B.C. in the north-eastern corner of the plain of the Po at the northern end of the Adriatic. It grew to become one of the largest and wealthiest cities of the Roman Empire. After the city was destroyed by Attila the Hun in A.D. 453, the survivors clustered in a drastically reduced settlement around the Basilica, which is the origin of the small present-day town. Most of the ancient city lies unexcavated beneath the surrounding fields. Dates of mint operation: 294 - 324 and 334 - 430 A.D. Mintmarks: AQ, AQOB, AQPS, AQVI, AQVIL, SMAQ.

Flavius Victor, c. 387 - 28 July 388 A.D.

|Flavius| |Victor|, |Flavius| |Victor,| |c.| |387| |-| |28| |July| |388| |A.D.||half| |centenionalis|
In the spring of 387, Theodosius I increased the taxes in Antioch. The peasants rioted and set fire to public buildings. Theodosius sent imperial troops to quell the disturbance and closed the public baths and theaters.
SH58660. Bronze half centenionalis, RIC IX Aquileia 55(b)1 (S), Paolucci-Zub 804 (R), LRBC II 1104, SRCV V 20675, Cohen VIII 3, F/gVF, weight 1.445 g, maximum diameter 13.0 mm, die axis 180o, 1st officina, Aquileia mint, obverse D N FL VICTOR P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse SPES ROMANORVM (Hope of the Romans), campgate with star between two turrets, SMAQP in exergue; scarce; SOLD


Magnus Maximus, July 383 - 28 July 388 A.D.

|Magnus| |Maximus|, |Magnus| |Maximus,| |July| |383| |-| |28| |July| |388| |A.D.||half| |centenionalis|
In 383, Roman troops in Britain proclaimed Magnus Maximus Emperor. He crossed over to the continent and made Trier his capital. Gaul, the Italian provinces and Hispania proclaimed loyalty to him. His reign would last until 388 when he was defeated at the Battle of the Save, and Valentinian II was restored as Western Roman Emperor.
RL68378. 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 -, aVF, tight flan, weight 1.287 g, maximum diameter 12.7 mm, die axis 180o, 1st officina, Aquileia mint, 25 Aug 383 - 28 Jul 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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REFERENCES|

Paolucci, R. & A. Zub. La monetazione di Aquileia Romana. (Padova, 2000).

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