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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 AD 383 against Gratian, who was killed trying to defend his part of the Empire. Magnus Maximus appointed his little son, Flavius Victor Caesar in AD 387. In AD 388, however, the Emperor Theodosius finally marched 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