AD 316-337

AE3. 3.04g, 19.1mm

MINTED: Siscia mint, AD 321-324
REF: RIC VII Siscia 182 (C3)
OBVERSE: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate head right.

REVERSE: CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, Wreath encircling VOT/•/X; ΓSIS sunburst in exergue.


Extremely Fine. Crisply struck and perfectly centered. Beautiful earthen green highlights.


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 . "VOT X" . Siscia

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