Centenionalis of Magnentius (350-353 AD)


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Centenionalis of Magnentius. Obverse head to the right, D(ominus) N(oster) MAGNENTIUS P(ius) F(idelis) AUG(ustus). Reverse SALUS DD NN AUG(ustus) ET CAES(ar) surrounding. In the field A-W (alpha to omega), in between a Christian Chi-rho. Bronze coin, diameter 29 mm, minted in Ambianum (Amiens), France. Although Magnentius was a pagan, the pressure from the church was so great that he had the Chi-rho sign minted on this coin. Bronze replica.

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