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Magnus Maximus

Magnus Maximus
Usurper (AD 383-388)  |  De Imperatoribus Romanis entry

Magnus Maximus was of Spanish origin and reputedly a distant relation of the emperor Theodosius I. He rebelled in Britain in 383 AD against Gratian, who was killed trying to defend his part of the Empire. Magnus Maximus appointed his little son, Flavius Victor Caesar in 387 AD. In 388 AD however, the Emperor Theodosius finally came from the East and put down the usurpation


Obverse Legends on coins depicting Magnus Maximus

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Coins of Magnus Maximus currently available

Magnus Maximus
Bronze AE3 issued AD 383-386.
Obv: DN MAG MAXIMVS PF AVG, Diademed, draped bust facing right.
Rev: REPARATIO REIPVB, Emperor holding Victory on globe rising kneeling figure.<
Nearly Very Fine   |   AUD $100.00