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Roman Empire

Ruler: Delmatius Caesar
Reigned: 335 - 337 AD
Denomination: Billon reduced Cententionalis
Mint: Siscia
Date of Issue: 335-6 AD
Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. "FL. DELMATIVS NOB. C."
Reverse: Two soldiers standing, spear in outer hand, either side of one standard. "GLORIA EXERCITVS"[1]
Mint marks:
Reference: RIC VII 256
Weight: 1.6 gms
Nominal Weight: 1.7 gms
Diameter: 15.9 mm
Comment: [1] = Disciplined pride.

Flavius Julius DELMATIUS

  • Constantine I had three sons by Fausta, whom he promoted to the rank of Caesar, Constantine (II) in 317, Constantius (II) in 324 and Constans in 333.
  • In 335, he also promoted to Caesar, his nephews, sons of his half-brother Flavius Dalmatius, Delmatius and Hanniballianus.
  • Delmatius was given control over Thrace, Macedonia, and Greece.
  • On Constantine's death on 22nd May 337, the three brothers succeeded him, each with the title Augustus (9th September 337).
  • Delmatius and Hanniballianus were two emperors too many and shortly afterwards were murdered.

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