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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Constantinian Era| > |Magnentius| > RL04523
Magnentius, 18 January 350 - 10 August 353 A.D., Barbaric Imitative
|Magnentius|, |Magnentius,| |18| |January| |350| |-| |10| |August| |353| |A.D.,| |Barbaric| |Imitative|, Magnentius, commander of Constans' imperial guard, rebelled in 350 A.D. He quickly gained the loyalty of Britannia, Gaul, and Hispania, in part because he was more tolerant towards Pagans. He made Decentius, his brother, caesar. Constantius II, who was fighting the Parthians in Syria, marched his armies west and defeated Magnentius at the Battle of Mursa Major in 351. Magnentius retreated into Gaul and it took two more years to eliminate him. After another defeat in battle, Magnentius committed suicide in 353.
RL04523. Bronze barbarous imitative, Barbaric, superb EF, blue-green patina, sharp and bold, unofficial mint, weight 2.170g, maximum diameter 17.2mm, die axis 225o, 350 - c. 353 A.D.; obverse D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG, bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse VIC[ ]TCIVCC, two Victories holding shield inscribed with blundered legend, SP below, T R in exergue; from the Aiello Collection; SOLD

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