Magnentius Maiorina Compton Dundon Hoard

Magnentius was likely born to a British father and a Frankish mother in A.D. 303 in Amiens, France. He was a committed Christian who rose rapidly to top positions in the Roman army and A.D. 350 he usurped the unpleasant & unpopular Constans, son of Constantine the Great. The murder of his brother was not taken lightly by Constantius II who finally managed to defeat the usurper in A.D. 353. We recently sold out of the last group so we have managed to buy a few more of the Magnentius’ bronze Maiorina from the Compton Dundon Hoard discovered in Somerset in 2017. The hoard was recorded as GLO-574C93, declared as treasure, and a selection acquired by the Museum of Somerset after being recorded and partially cleaned by the British Museum. This second group shows his head on the obverse with two winged Victories on the reverse. It was winged Victory that inspired the later depiction of Christian angels! The coins are Very Fine with deposits from their time underground and are priced to please.
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