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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 The reverse legend roughly translates, "Happy days are here again!"
BB62193. Bronze AE 3, RIC VIII 351, VF, weight 2.319 g, maximum diameter 18.5 mm, die axis 0o, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, 351 - 355 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 (€17.25)

Constantius Gallus, Caesar, 28 September 351 - Winter 354 A.D.
Click for a larger photo The reverse mark LXXII refers to the a standard of 72 coins to the pound. The gold solidus and silver light miliarense were both also struck at this c. 4.5 gram standard.
RL69375. Bronze AE 2, RIC VIII 189, LRBC 921, Voetter -, aF, weight 3.918 g, maximum diameter 22.5 mm, die axis 0o, 2nd officina, Aquileia mint, Sep 352 - Winter 354 A.D.; obverse D N CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right, A behind; reverse FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing fallen horseman, LXXII (mark of value) in upper left field, AQS• in ex; scarce; $20.00 (€15.00)

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 122, LRBC 2044, F, weight 1.999 g, maximum diameter 17.2 mm, die axis 0o, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 15 Mar 351 - 6 Nov 355; 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 (€14.25)

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.
BB52659. Bronze centenionalis, RIC VIII 34, LRBC 1593, F, weight 4.313 g, maximum diameter 20.3 mm, die axis 180o, Sirmium (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia) mint, Sept 351 - 6 Nov 355 A.D.; 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, ASIRM in ex; $18.00 (€13.50)

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.
BB52662. Bronze AE 3, RIC VIII 351, LRBC 1115, F, weight 2.152 g, maximum diameter 18.8 mm, die axis 0o, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, 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; $16.00 (€12.00)

Click for a larger photo On 28 September 351, at Battle of Mursa Major, Constantius II defeated the usurper Magnentius. The battle was one of the bloodiest in Roman military history.
BB53070. Bronze AE 3, RIC VIII 351, VF, weight 2.303 g, maximum diameter 18.2 mm, die axis 180o, 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, soldier standing left spearing fallen horseman, shield on the ground, horseman wears a pointed cap and falls on the horse's neck, [...]SIS in ex; $16.00 (€12.00)

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BB62751. Bronze AE 3, RIC VIII 49, F, weight 1.908 g, maximum diameter 17.6 mm, die axis 0o, Sirmium (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia) mint, 351 - 355 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, [B?]SIRM in ex; $14.00 (€10.50)


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Obverse legends:

CONSTANTIVSCAE
CONSTANTIVSNOBCAES
DNCONSTANTIVSIVNNOBC
DNCONSTANTIVSNOBCAES
DNFLCLCONSTANTIVSNOBCAES
FLIVLCONSTANTIVSNOBCAES



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