Benefactor Ancient Coin Hunter Posted July 13, 2022 · Benefactor Benefactor Share Posted July 13, 2022 Magnus Maximus ruled from 383-388 in the Western Empire. Initially, as commander of Britain he led a revolt against Gratian. Through negotiation with Theodosius I and the intercession of the bishop Ambrose he assumed control of Britain, Gaul, Hispania, and Africa as an emperor in the West.In 387 he invaded Italy but in 388 he was defeated by Theodosius at the Battle of the Save and was eventually executed. Meanwhile, Arbogast, one of Theodosius' generals executed Maximus' son Flavius Victor by strangulation.Maximus' capital was Trier, from which he presided over the west for a few years. He has a fairly interesting coinage, with coins struck in all three metals. This example is an AE2 of Arles. Magnus Maximus, 383 - 388 A.D.AE 2, 24mm 5.7 gramsObverse: DN MAG MAXIMVS PF AVGDiademed head right, draped and cuirassedReverse: REPARATIO REIPVBMaximus standing left, crowned by Victory, raising kneeled, turreted figure of a womanMintmark: TCON (Arles)Reference: RIC IX, 26A, Sear 20650Feel free to post any Maxmus coins you have! Feel free to post your coins of "Great Greatest" 9 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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