Roman Silver Miliarense of Magnus Maximus Ex. Thruxton Hoard
This is an ancient Roman silver Miliarense of emperor Magnus Maximus dating to 383 - 388 A.D.
DN MAG MAXIMVS PF AVG pearl-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS EXERCITVS emperor, in military dress, standing right, head left, holding labarum in right hand and resting left hand on shield
This coin was minted at Treveri (Trier, Germany), mintmark TRPS. It had traveled across the English Channel, being buried in the Thruxton Hoard in the UK. This coin was purchased directly from the finder after being disclaimed by the British Museum. It was struck from a crakced die, the cracks showing through on the stuck coin, the coin also has a stricking split, all of this is solid and stable, merely cosmetic. The coin is of full weight and unclipped.
DATE: 383 - 388 A.D.
MINTMARK: TRPS (Trier )
SIZE: 24mm dia
WEIGHT: 4.3 grams
ATTRIBUTION: RIC IX Trier 82; RSC 19a; Sear 20640.