CONSTANTINE II BRONZE AE3__Two Soldiers and Two Military Standards___CAESAR AT 7
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FRASCATIUS ANCIENTSA BEAUTIFUL BRONZE AE3 OF CONSTANTINE II (Flavius Claudius Constantinus) FROM 337 – 340 AD.
He was eldest son of Constantine the Great and Fausta. He initially inherited all the Western portions of the empire except for Africa and Italy.
THE SIZE IS 18.7 MM AND 2.43 GRAMS.
OBVERSE – Laureate bust
REVERSE – Two soldiers stg. facing one another, holding spear in outer hand, inner hand resting on shield set on ground; between them two standards
Flavius Claudius Constantinus, known in English as Constantine II, (316-340) was Roman Emperor from 337 to 340. The eldest son of Constantine the Great and Fausta, he was born at Arles, and was raised as a Christian.
On March 1 317, Constantine was made Caesar, and at the age of seven in 323, took part in his father's campaign against the Sarmatians. At the age of ten he became commander of Gaul, after the death of his half-brother Crispus. An inscription dating to 330 records the title of Alamannicus, so it is probable that his generals won a victory over the Alamanni. His military career continued when Constantine I elected his son field commander during the 332 campaign against the Goths.
Following the death of his father in 337, Constantine II became emperor jointly with his brothers Constantius... read more