Magnus Maximus, 383-388
The complete type set of his AE (copper) coins.
This page is part of a larger site: "Guide to Late Roman AE Coin Types" (http://augustuscoins.com/ed/ricix/)
The sizes are AE2 or AE4. Descriptions link to the image on this page. ID numbers link to the "type" pages which illustrate examples for all the emperors who issued the type. The "rarity" is taken from RIC (modified by me in light of finds since RIC was published, although for Magnus Maximus finds have not affected relative frequency much).
|size||type description (link to image below)||ID||rarity|
|2||REPARATIO REIPVB emp raises kneeling female||18||C|
|4||VICTORIA AVGG Vict adv l||27||R2|
|4||VOT / V / MVLT / X in wreath||28||R3|
|4||VO / TIS / V in wreath||30||R2|
|2||VIRTVS EXERCITI emp stg r, foot on captive||31||R4|
|2||VICTORIA AVGG emp stg left Vict on globe||32||S|
|4||SPES ROMANORVM camp gate||36||C|
Type 18: AE2. REPARATIO REIPVB
Emperor raises kneeling female rt., emperor holds Victory on Globe in left.
Type struck 378-388
23 mm. 6:00. 4.38 grams.
RIC Arelate 26a
Type 27: AE4. VICTORIA AVGG
Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm.
Type struck 383-388.
15-13 mm. 1.19 grams. 6:00.
Note the termination "GG" with two G's, not three.
RIC IX Lugdunum 34, R, plate IV.18. mm LVGP or LVGS.
This has the legend and type of Type 44, which is a different issue.
Type 28: AE4. VOT / V / MVLT / X in wreath.
Type struck 378-388.
15 mm. 1.85 grams.
RIC Lugdunum (Lyons) 35 "R3"
Type 30: AE4. VO / TIS / V in wreath (14-16 mm)
Type struck 383-388
14 mm. 1.35 grams. 6:30. SCON.
RIC IX, Arles 28, R.
"The rare AE4 vota coins of the larger module [This type] were probably struck at the beginning of Maximus' reign," p. 56.
Type 31: AE2. VIRTVS EXERCITI
Emperor standing right, spurning captive, holding standard and globe.
Type struck 383-388 [RIC] 386-393 [DO]
[No image for Magnus Maximus. Here is one for Theodosius]
Theodosius. 23-22 mm. 6:30. 4.27 grams. RIC Cyzicus 25b2. "C"
For Magnus Maximus RIC has this type as "R4" (extremely rare). This type was also struck for Valentinian II, Theodosius, and Arcadius.
Go to the page on this type, Type 31.
Type 32: AE2. VICTORIA AVGG
Emperor standing facing, holding Victory on globe in r. and standard in l.
Type struck 383-388
22-20 mm. 11:30. 5.09 grams.
RIC Arles 27 b
Go to the page on this type, Type 32.
Type 36: AE4. SPES ROMANORVM
Camp gate, with star between two turrets.
Type struck 387-388.
15-14 mm. 6:00. 1.53 grams.
RIC Aquileia 55a2
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