Magnentius

Reece Period attributed: Period 18

Member of the House of Constantine dynasty.

Coins for this issuer were issued from 350 until 353.

Flavius Magnus Magnentius was of barbarian origin and joined Roman army. He was a general under Constans but in 350 rebelled and had himself proclaimed emperor. After Constans died, he was recognized by many of the Western provinces and wanted to take over the whole empire. He led his army against Constantius II but was defeated at Mursa in 351. After further losses, his soldiers deserted him, and Magnentius committed suicide in 353.

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