Very scarce silver Magnus Maximus AR siliqua minted in Trier mint, modern-day west Germany. (384-388). fine condition
D.N. MAG. MAXIMVS P. F. AVG. Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed
VIRTVS ROMANORVM, Roma seated frontally, head turn to left holding globe and scepter in reverse. clipped TRPS
D[ominvs] N[oster] MAG[nvs] MAXIMUS[ivs] P[ivs] F[elix] AVG[vstvs]
"Our Lord Magnus Maximus, Dutiful and Wise Augustus"
The reverse with Roma seated facing on throne with globe in right hand and reversed spear in left. The legend reading:
"[To the] Virtue of the Roman People"
Trier mint mark in exergue.
Magnus Maximus was a Roman military commander in Britain who lead his troops against the Picts and Scots. In 383 his troops proclaimed him as western Roman Emperor and he relocated to Trier, from where this coin was struck.
Maximus ruled for five years but was eventually executed under the orders of the western Roman Emperor Theodosius who viewed him as both a usurper and a threat.
Weight: 1.81 g
Diameter: 17.5 mm
Recorded with P.A.S comes with paperwork and provenance if required
£225.00 Regular Price