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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.


Click for a larger photo On 7 May 351, after Constantius Gallus arrived at Antiocha, a Jewish revolt broke out in Palestine. In 352, Gallus sent his general (magister equitum) Ursicinus to put down the revolt. The rebels destroyed Diopolis and Tiberias. Diocesarea was razed to the ground. Ursicinus gave the order to kill thousands of Jews, even children. After the revolt, a permanent garrison was stationed in Galilee.
RL70746. Bronze AE 3, RIC VIII Siscia 351, LRBC 1115, EF, well centered, sharp detail, weight 2.552 g, maximum diameter 18.9 mm, die axis 180o, 1st officina, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, 28 Sep 351 - Winter 354 A.D.; obverse D N CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse FEL TEMP REPARATIO, helmeted soldier with shield on his left arm spearing a fallen horseman wearing a pointed cap, ASIS in ex; from the Butte College Foundation, ex Lindgren; $45.00 (39.15)

Constantius Gallus, Caesar, 28 September 351 - Winter 354 A.D., Ancient Cast Counterfeit
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RL72431. Bronze centenionalis, for prototype cf. RIC VIII Sirmium 45 (official, Sirmium mint, 28 Sep 351 - Winter 354 A.D.), F, weight 4.799 g, maximum diameter 20.4 mm, die axis 0o, unofficial mint, c. 251 - 354 A.D. (or later); obverse D N CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right, ∆ behind; reverse FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier standing left spearing fallen bare-headed horseman, horseman extends arm toward soldier, shield at feet, S left, A below, ASIRM in ex; $45.00 (39.15)

Click for a larger photo On 7 May 351, after Constantius Gallus arrived at Antiocha, a Jewish revolt broke out in Palestine. In 352, Gallus sent his general (magister equitum) Ursicinus to put down the revolt. The rebels destroyed Diopolis and Tiberias. Diocesarea was razed to the ground. Ursicinus gave the order to kill thousands of Jews, even children. After the revolt, a permanent garrison was stationed in Galilee.
BB70743. Bronze AE 3, RIC VIII Constantinople 122, LRBC 2044, VF, green patina, weight 2.292 g, maximum diameter 17.3 mm, die axis 180o, 11th officina, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 28 Sep 351 - Winter 354 A.D.; obverse D N FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, bare-headed, drapes and cuirassed bust right; reverse FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier standing left spearing fallen horseman, shield on the ground, left center, CONSIA in exergue; from the Butte College Foundation, ex Lindgren; scarce; $30.00 (26.10)

Click for a larger photo In 351, in India, a new process was invented for the extraction of sugar from sugarcane.
BB62193. Bronze AE 3, RIC VIII Siscia 351, LRBC 1115, VF, weight 2.319 g, maximum diameter 18.5 mm, die axis 0o, 4th officina, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, 28 Sep 351 - Winter 354 A.D.; obverse D N CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse FEL TEMP REPARATIO, helmeted soldier with shield on his left arm spearing a fallen horseman wearing a pointed cap, ∆SIS in ex; $23.00 (20.01)

Click for a larger photo On 7 May 351, after Constantius Gallus arrived at Antiocha, a Jewish revolt broke out in Palestine. In 352, Gallus sent his general (magister equitum) Ursicinus to put down the revolt. The rebels destroyed Diopolis and Tiberias. Diocesarea was razed to the ground. Ursicinus gave the order to kill thousands of Jews, even children. After the revolt, a permanent garrison was stationed in Galilee.
BB68325. Bronze AE 3, RIC VIII Constantinople 122, LRBC 2044, F, weight 1.999 g, maximum diameter 17.2 mm, die axis 0o, 5th officina, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 15 Mar 351 - Winter 354 A.D.; obverse D N FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, bare-headed, drapes and cuirassed bust right; reverse FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier standing left spearing fallen horseman, shield on the ground, CONSE in exergue; scarce; $19.00 (16.53)


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Obverse legends:

CONSTANTIVSCAE
CONSTANTIVSNOBCAES
DNCONSTANTIVSIVNNOBC
DNCONSTANTIVSNOBCAES
DNFLCLCONSTANTIVSNOBCAES
FLIVLCONSTANTIVSNOBCAES



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