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Maximianus 285 - 310 c 290-1 AD
Antoninianus officina C=3.
Marcus Aurelius Valerius Maximianus Herculius, c. 250 – c. July 310 is commonly referred to as Maximian. He was Caesar from July 285 and Augustus from April 1, 286 to May 1, 305 with his co-emperor and superior, Diocletian. The two worked in tandem as Diocletian was a master politician while Maximian demonstrated military brawn. At the recommendation of Diocletian Maximian abdicated on May 1, 305 allowing Constantius Chorus to become Augustus. In late 306, Maximian took the title of Augustus again and aided his son Maxentius rebellion in Italy. In 310 while the emperor Constantine was on campaign on the Rhine Maximian attempted to power. He failed and committed suicide. Obverse Maximinianus profile holding a scepter IMP MAXIMINIANVS AVG. Reverse Salus holding an orb in her left hand and a serpent in her right SALVS AVG G C.
Mint: Lugdunum (modern Lyon)
Provenance: Private acquisition *

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