#3) Ancient Roman Coin
Small Bronze Nummis (a.k.a. Follis) of Constans, A.D. 337 - 350
Rome mint, A.D. 337-340
RIC 26
Obverse: D N FL CONSTANS AVG
Reverse: SECVRITAS REI P - Securitas, standing, facing right, legs crossed, leaning on column and holding scepter.
This reverse type is known only from the Rome mint.]
R*[Q?] in exergue.
16 mm, 1.6 g.
$15

Constans

Constans was the youngest of the three sons of Constantine the Great who became Augusti after their father's death. Despite his skills as a military leader, his arrogance and general unpleasantness left him vulnerable to betrayal--a weakness that Magnentius was all too willing to exploit. His death in 350 A.D. was cause for celebration by his own troops, who, by this time, detested him.

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