Constantius Gallus, Caesar 28 September 351 - winter 354 A.D.
Constantius Gallus was a cousin of Constantius II and was made Caesar in 351 A.D. He was given command of the Eastern provinces while Constantius II was in the West. His rule was so harsh and cruel that Constantius recalled him to Milan, and then had him arrested and executed before he reached Italy.
The reverselegend can be translated, "Happy Times Restored" but we prefer to loosely translate it to the more current and lyrical expression, "Happy Days are Here Again!"
BB52964. Bronze AE 3, RIC VIII 91, F, weight 2.522 g, maximum diameter 16.4 mm, die axis 180o, Heraclea mint, 351 - 354 A.D.; obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS NOB C, bare-headed, draped and cuirassedbust right; reverse FEL TEMP REPARATIO, helmeted soldier with shield on his left arm spearing a fallen horseman wearing a pointed cap, SMH∆ in ex; $14.00 (€10.50)
On 15 March 351 Constantius II elevated his 25-year-old cousin Constantius Gallus to Caesar at Sirmium (Pannonia). He arranged a marriage with his sister Constantia and put him in charge of the Eastern Roman Empire. Constantius II marched West with a large army (60,000 men) to fight against Magnus Magnentius.
BB58042. Bronze AE 3, SRCV 4056, F, tight flan, weight 4.820 g, maximum diameter 17.7 mm, die axis 180o, uncertain mint, 351 - 355 A.D.; obverse D N CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C, bare-headed, draped and cuirassedbust right; reverse FEL TEMP REPARATIO, helmeted soldier with shield on his left arm spearing a fallen horseman, S left, uncertain mint mark in ex; $9.00 (€6.75)