AE4 of Magnus Maximus (383-388 AD), Arelate mint, Roman Empire

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DN MAG MAXIMVS PF AVG, Pearl diademed,draped, cuirassed facing right bust SPES RO-MA-NORVM; Campgate with starbetween two turrets, [PCON] in exergue. 11mm, 1.11 grams.  Mint of Arelate (Constantia). RIC 29a.

Magnus Maximus (ca. 335 August 28, 388), also known as Maximianus and Macsen Wledig in Welsh, was Western Roman Emperor from 383 to 388. In 383 as commander of Britain, he usurped the throne against emperor Gratian; and through negotiation with emperor Theodosius I the following year he was made emperor in Britannia and Gaul while Gratian's brother Valentinian II retained Italy, Pannonia, Hispania, and Africa. In 387 Maximus' ambitions led him to invade Italy, resulting in his defeat by Theodosius I at the Battle of the Save in 388.