Nummus (AE3) of Constantine II, as Caesar, (A.D. 337 - 340).
Arles Mint, A.D. 317.
Obv: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C.
Rev: CLARIT-A-S REIPVB - Sol running left, chlamys flowing behind, holding globe.
[PARL off flan]; R in left field, S in right.
18 mm, 2.9 g.
After murdering their two cousins--potential rivals to the throne--the three surviving sons of Constantine the Great divided up their recently-deceased father’s kingdom among themselves. Constantine II, the oldest of the three, was very dissatisfied with his share. Within a few years he had declared war on his brothers, who joined forces against him and quickly defeated his army, killing him in the process.
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