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Magnentius

Flavius Magnus Magnentius
Augustus (AD 350-353)

Magnentius revolted against Constans in AD 350. He received tentative recognition from the eastern emperor Constantius II who, as Constans brother, was really preparing himself for revenge. In 353 the armies met and Constantius II was the victor. Magnentius was killed. His wife, Justina, later married the future emperor Valentinian


Obverse Legends on coins depicting Magnentius

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Coins of Magnentius currently available

Magnentius
Bronze AE3 issued AD 350/351.
Obv: DN MAGNENTIVS PF AVG, Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust facing right, A behind.
Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor on horseback spearing kneeling barbarian (TRS in ex.).
About Very Fine   |   AUD $120.00
Magnentius
Bronze centenionalis issued AD 350/351.
Obv: DN MAGNENTIVS PF AVG, Bare-headed, draped bust facing right, A behind bust.
Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Roman horseman right spearing fallen enemy (TRP in ex.).
Very Fine-Extremely Fine   |   AUD $175.00