Flavius Julius Delmatius, 335-337 AD

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CATALOG INFORMATION
ID Number: AC05-0701
Category: Ancient Coins
Description: Flavius Julius Delmatius, 335-337 AD
Country or State: Roman Empire
Year: Siscia, 335 - 336
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Head of State/Ruler: CONSTANTINUS I. commonly known as Constantine the Great
Reign: 307 - 337 A.D.
Currency: Follis
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Obverse: Laureate Portrait right
Obverse Legend: FL DELMATIVS NOB C
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Reverse: Two soldiers standing facing, each holding a spear and leaning on an inverted shield, between them one military standard
Reverse Legend: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS // BSIS
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Edge: Irregular
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Composition: Bronze
Diameter: 16.5 mm (irregular)
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Weight: 1.8 grams
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Other Catalog Number: RIC 256; Hunter 272
State of Conservation: Very Fine (VF)
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HISTORICAL NOTES

Flavius Dalmatius also known as Dalmatius Caesar, was a Caesar (335–337) of the Roman Empire, and member of the Constantinian dynasty.

Dalmatius was son of another Flavius Dalmatius, censor, and nephew of Constantine I. Dalmatius and his brother Hannibalianus were educated at Tolosa (Toulouse) by rhetor Exuperius.

On 19 September 335, he was raised to the rank of Caesar, with the control of Thracia, Achaea and Macedonia. Dalmatius died in late summer 337, killed by his own soldiers. It is possible that his death was related to the purge that hit the imperial family at the death of Constantine, and organized by Constantius II with the aim of removing any possible claimant to the throne.