Flavius Claudius Constantius Gallus, 351-354 AD

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CATALOG INFORMATION
ID Number: AC09-0201
Category: Ancient Coins
Description: Flavius Claudius Constantius Gallus, 351-354 AD
Country or State: Roman Empire
Year: 351-354 AD
Period: Flavius Claudius Constantius Gallus, commonly known as Constantius Gallus 15 March 351 – 354 (Caesar of the east under Constantius II)
Head of State/Ruler: Constantius II (Full Name Flavius Julius Constantius Augustus), 61st Emperor of the Roman Empire
Reign: 324 (13 November) – 337 (22 May): Caesar under his father, Constantine I; 337 – 340: co-Augustus (ruled Asian provinces & Egypt) with Constantine II and Constans; 340 – 350: co-Augustus (ruled Asian provinces & Egypt) with Constans; 350361 (3 November): Sole Augustus of the Roman Empire
Currency: Maiorina
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Obverse: Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Obverse Legend: DN CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C
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Reverse: Soldier with shield on left arm spearing fallen horseman with pointed cap, shield on ground to right
Reverse Legend: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, BSIRM in ex (Roughly translates, "Happy days are here again!")
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Edge: Irregular
Note: Sirmium Mint
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Composition: Bronze
Diameter: ~19.0 mm (irregular)
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Weight: 2.25 grams
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Other Catalog Number: RIC VIII 49
State of Conservation: Extremely Fine (XF), nice blue-green patina
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HISTORICAL NOTES

Flavius Claudius Constantius Gallus, commonly known as Constantius Gallus, was a member of the Constantinian dynasty and Caesar of the Roman Empire from 351 to 354 AD.

Gallus was a son of Julius Constantius by his first wife Galla. Gallus' paternal grandparents were the Western Roman Emperor Constantius Chlorus and his second wife Flavia Maximiana Theodora. Julius Constantius was a paternal half-brother of the Roman Emperor Constantine I, which, in turn, meant Gallus was a half-first cousin of Constantine's sons, Constantine II, Constantius II and Constans. At some point prior to 331/2, Gallus' mother, Galla, seems to have died, as at that stage, Gallus' father was married to one Basilina and had had a son by that marriage.

Gallus had three siblings: an elder sister, of unknown name, who was the first wife of Constantius II, an elder brother, also of unknown name, who died in the purges after the death of Constantine I, and a younger half-brother by his father's second marriage, named Flavius Claudius Iulianus, commonly known as Julian