In 383, as commander of Britain, he usurped the throne against emperor Gratian, and by negotiation with emperor Theodosius I, he was made emperor in Britannia and Gaul the next year 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.
Reverse: REPERATIO REI PVB, Maximus in military attire standing left, raising with right hand a turreted female figure who kneels before him, and holding victory on globe in left hand
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 4.3 g
Reverse: emperor standing facing, head left, in left Victory on a globe crowns him, with right raising turreted woman; REPARATIO_REIPVB / PCON
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.5 g