WILT-B5E616: Roman coin: Solidus of Magnus Maximus

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Unique ID: WILT-B5E616

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A gold Roman solidus of Magnus Maximus dating to the period AD 383-388 (Reece period 20), VICTORIA AVGG reverse type depicting the two emperors (Magnus Maximus and Theodosius I) seated on throne, together holding globe between them; behind, Victory with wings spread. Mint of Trier. RIC IX, p. 28, no. 77b.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 383
Date to: Exactly AD 388

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4.43 g
Diameter: 21.2 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Richard Henry
Identified by: Mr Richard Henry
Secondary identifier: Dr Vincent Drost

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 4189

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Solidus
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Magnus Maximus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 20 [378-388]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: D N MAG MA-XIMVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Two emperors seated facing, together holding globe; behind them, a Victory with wings spread; between them below, a palm-branch
Reverse inscription: VICTOR-IA AVGG

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Reverse mint mark: //TROB
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Marlborough

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

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