Emperor Maximian

Maximian CoinMarcus Aurelius Valerius Maximianus Herculius was born in 250 and like many rulers began his career in the army. He was fighting along side Diocletianus when the later rose to power. In 285 Diocletianus was named Caesar and ruler of the western empire, the following year he rose to share equal power when he became Augustus. In 293 when the power was divided into quarters, Constantius Chlorus was chosen as his own Caesar.

During his reign he had several military successes which included thwarting Carausius (with the help of his Caesar Constantius) who had declared himself emperor in Britain and also succeeded in strengthening Africa’s defences.

In 305 Diocletianus forced Maximian to retire alongside him in accordance with an oath he had taken at the beginning of his rule. Galerius and Constantius became the new emperors at this point and they nominated Flavius Valerius Severus and Maximinus Daia as their Caesars.

The career of Maximian did not end here though. Upon the death of Constantius, Maximians son Maxentius nominated himself of emperor over the western empire and brought his father back to power by nominating him Augustus. Maximian was once again successful in several battles and to get Constantius’s son Constantine on his side, had Constantine marry his daughter.

In 308 Maximian tried to usurp his own son but was beaten and took refuge with Constantine in Gaul. His death came about when his plot against Constantine was discovered and he was assassinated.

Buy an Emperor Maximian Ancient Roman Coin

Maximian 293 295 AD Silvered Bi Aurelianianus NGC Graded AU Ancient Roman Coin
Maximian 293 295 AD Silvered Bi Aurelianianus NGC Graded AU Ancient Roman Coin
$125.00
Time Remaining: 8d 18h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $125.00
Maximian 286 310 AD AR Argenteus Trier Mint NGC CH XF Acient Roman Empire Coin
Maximian 286 310 AD AR Argenteus Trier Mint NGC CH XF Acient Roman Empire Coin
$410.00
Time Remaining: 20d 17h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $410.00
Ancient Roman Maximian AD 286 310 Aurelianianus 64 Silvering NGC Choice AU
Ancient Roman Maximian AD 286 310 Aurelianianus 64 Silvering NGC Choice AU
$110.00
Time Remaining: 22d 23h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $110.00
MAXIMIAN 317AD Posthumous under Constantine I Ancient Roman Coin i26169
MAXIMIAN 317AD Posthumous under Constantine I Ancient Roman Coin i26169
$154.80
Time Remaining: 18d 21h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $154.80
MAXIMIAN 306AD RARE Large Ancient Roman Coin Fides Trust Cult i46620
MAXIMIAN 306AD RARE Large Ancient Roman Coin Fides Trust Cult i46620
$400.00
Time Remaining: 15d 1h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $400.00

Share and Enjoy:
  • Print
  • Digg
  • Sphinn
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Mixx
  • Google Bookmarks
  • StumbleUpon