#8596 ROMAN COIN – 350 AD Constantius II !! Early CHRISTIAN Emperor Commemorates the End of Persian War !! - For Sale
#8596 ROMAN COIN – 350 AD Constantius II !! Early CHRISTIAN Emperor Commemorates the End of Persian War !!
Historical Context: This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of Constantius II (337-361 AD). Constantius, the second son of Constantine I and Fausta, was given the rank of Caesar in 324, soon after the defeat of Licinius. On the division of the Empire he received all the eastern territories from Asia Minor to Cyrenaica, and 2 years later he acquired Thrace. In 360 his cousin Julian had been proclaimed Augustus at Paris by his troops. When Constantius set out Paris, he was attacked by fever and died.
Obv: Constantius II
Rev: Emperor spearing a Fallen Horseman (Persian horseman)
Diameter: 21 mm diameter (about the size of a US Nickel)