AD 316-337

AE3. 3.31g, 18.4mm

MINTED: Siscia mint, AD 328-329
REF: RIC VII Siscia 216 (C3)
OBVERSE: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate bust right.

REVERSE: PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS, campgate with 9 layers, 2 turrets, star between; ЄSIS double-crescent in exergue.


Very Fine. Eye catching mix of colours. Well-centered and with a nice crisp portrait.


Historical Notes:

Raised to be a soldier, the Constantine Junior was accompanying his father on military campaigns when he was just seven years old, and by the time he was fifteen, he was named magister militum (commander of the army) on the battle field while Constantine was fighting the Goths.  When Constantine the Great died in AD 337, his three surviving sons divided the empire amongst themselves.  Constantine Junior, the eldest, received the provinces of Spain, Britain, and Gaul.  He was, however, not pleased with his own share of the inheritance and was soon invading the territories of his youngest brother, Constans.  In AD 340, near Aquileia, an advance party of Constan's troops caught Constantine by surprise and he was killed in the fighting.

CONSTANTINE II, as Caesar . AD 316-337 . AE3 . Campgate . Siscia

SKU: 1383
S$40.00 Regular Price
S$32.00Sale Price
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