Magnentius AE 26mm Double Centenionalis. 353 AD

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Magnentius was once a slave in Constantine the Great’s household, he became a field commander of the imperial guards, after defeating Constants, proclaimed Caesar of the west. Defeated by Constantius II at The Battle of Mursa, when the next battle loomed his troops deserted him and he then committed suicide.

The monogram of chi (Χ) and rho (Ρ) are the first two letters of Greek Khristos Christ and is used as a Christian symbol. The Chi-Rho can represent either Christ or Christianity and is also known as a Christogram. Alpha (Α or α) and omega (Ω or ω) are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, and a title of Christ or of God in the Book of Revelation.

D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG, bare-headed, draped & cuirassed bust right / SALVS DD NN AVG ET CAES, A-W either side of large Chi-Rho, TRS in ex.

Stamped with the word copy
Copper plated lead-free pewter, made in the USA
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of coin printed on flip insert.

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