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Roman Empire

Ruler: Constantine II as Caesar Spain,Gaul and Britain
Reigned: Caesar 317-337 AD: Augustus 337-340 AD
Denomination: Billon Centenionalis
Mint: Siscia
Date of Issue: 328-9 AD
Obverse: Laureate bust right. "CONSTANTINVS IVN. NOB. C."
Reverse: Camp-gate, two turrets, no doors, star above, ten stone layer, top one decorated. "PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS"
Mint marks:
   
εSIS
(double wreath)
Reference: RIC VII 216, RCVM 17235
Weight: 2.8 gms
Nominal Weight: 3.2 gms
Diameter: 17.5 mm

CONSTANTINE II (Flavius Claudius Constantinus)

  • Flavius Claudius Constantinus was the eldest son of Constantine I and Fausta and was born in 314.
  • Following Constantine's wars with Licinius, a treaty was signed at Serdica on 1st March 317. Constantine's sons Crispus and Flavius Claudius Constantinus (Constantine II) were proclaimed Caesars, as was Licinius junior.
  • In 328 he was sent to administer Gaul, where he distinguished himself against the Goths.
  • Constantine died on 22nd May 337, and his surviving sons, Constantine II, Constantius II and Constans succeeded him, each with the title Augustus (9th September 337).
  • Constantine II's share of the Empire included Britain, Gaul, and Spain.
  • Constantine had designs on his brother Constans's territory and in 340, invaded Italy.
  • The invasion was a fiasco, and Constantine's army was ambushed and he was killed near Aquileia.

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