Gold Ring Featuring a Bronze Coin of Emperor Constantine II

SKU FJ.5311
Circa

337 AD to 340 AD

Medium

Bronze, Gold

Origin

Mediterranean

Gallery Location

USA


 

Flavius Claudius Constantius, the eldest son of Constantine the great and his second wife Fausta, was born in 314 A.D. He was created Caesar in 317, and at the age of eighteen he distinguished himself in a campaign against the Goths. On the division of the empire following the death of Constantine I, he received Spain, Gaul and Britain as his sphere of government. However, he soon quarreled with his younger brother Constans over the division of the territories and early in 340, he crossed the Alps and invaded Italy, only to be killed in an ambush near Aquileia. – (FJ.5311)

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