Constans; AE3 Cyzicus; emperor with captives
Description: Constans (337 - 350 AD). AE3, Cyzicus mint 348-351 AD. DN CONSTANS PF AVG; diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left / FEL TEMP REPARATIO; emperor in military dress, standing left, in right hand holding standard with cross, resting left hand on shield, in front two bound captives, kneeling facing, their heads turned towards one another.
Diameter: AE21 mm
Weight: 4,92 g
Attribution: RIC 70
Commentary: scarce; olive-grey patina with contrasting light deposits, great details
History: The homosexual Constans preferred his barbarian bodyguards, what offended his soldiers and led ultimately to the revolt of Magnentius and Constans' death.
Article Number: 061-07-07-42750