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View Categories Home > Catalog > Roman Coins > Constantinian Era > Constantine II > RL86818Constantine II, 22 May 337 - March or April 340 A.D. Constantine II was the son of Constantine I, the eldest with his second wife, Fausta. He was made Caesar before he was a year old. Upon his father's death, Constantine II inherited the Western empire. After quarreling with his brother Constans, he invaded his territory, only to be killed in an ambush near Aquileia.
RL86818. Billon reduced centenionalis, RIC VIIAlexandria 59 (S), LRBC I 1429, SRCV V 17344, Cohen VII 122, gVF, well centered on a tight and slightly irregularly shaped flan, 2nd officina, Alexandria mint, weight 3.075g, maximum diameter 17.6mm, die axis 180o, as caesar, 333 - 335 A.D.; obverse CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate and cuirassedbust right; reverseGLORIA EXERCITVS (glory of the army), two soldiers standing facing, heads turned inward confronted, two standards in center between them, each holds a spear in outer hand and rests inner hand on grounded shield, with pellets on banner between, SMALB in exergue; ex Beast Coins; SOLD
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