Magnus Maximus; AE4 Arles; camp gate
Description: Magnus Maximus (383 - 388 AD). AE4, Arles (Constantia) mint. D N MAG MAXIMVS P F AVG; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / SPES ROMANORVM; camp-gate with no doors and two turrets, star above, SCON in ex.
Diameter: AE13 mm
Weight: 1,08 g
Attribution: RIC IX 29a.2; LRBC 560
Commentary: scarce; green patina, ragged flan, good details
History: Ascetic bishop of Avila, Priscillian, and his six companions were executed on Maximus's order - the first people in the history of Christianity to be executed for heresy.
Article Number: 049-08-07-41652