Ancient Bronze Coin - Constantius II, c. 324-337 AD

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Bronze Coin - AE 3/4, Ancient Rome, c. 324-337 AD. CONSTANTIUS II (son of Constantine the Great), as Caesar.

Obv: Laureate head of Constantius II, right.

Rev: Two soldiers and legionary standards.

Mint: Antiochia. (as S-3887) Extremely Fine Condition! (16mm, 1.74gm) 

Constantius II was the second son of Constantine I and Fausta, he ascended to the throne with his brothers Constantine II and Constans upon their father's death. In 340, Constantius' brothers clashed over the western provinces of the empire.

The resulting conflict left Constantine II dead and Constans as ruler of the west until he was overthrown and assassinated in 350 by the usurper Magnentius. Unwilling to accept Magnentius as co-ruler, Constantius defeated him at the battles of Mursa Major and Mons Seleucus. Magnentius committed suicide after the latter, leaving Constantius as sole ruler of the empire.

  • Inventory Number: PA-3230