337 - 350 Ad Roman Empire Constans Son Of Constantine I Bi-Nummus Ngc Choice Xf

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller rarecoincollector (32,412) 100%, Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 222963268907 ROMAN EMPIRE CONSTANS REIGNED 337-350 BI NUMMUS (FOLLIS) (AE4) COIN CERTIFIED BY NGC CHOICE EXTRA FINE OBV: DIADEMED BUST OF CONSTANS RIGHT. REV: FULL STANDING, HELMED AND ARMORED LEGIONARY SOLDIERS FLANKING AND GUARDING A LABARUM LEGIONARY STANDARD (WITHOUT “CHI-RHO” SYMBOL AT TOP; MINT MARK IN EXERGUE. FLAVIUS IULIUS CONSTANS AUGUSTUS (b. 323, d. 350) WAS THE THIRD AND YOUNGEST SON OF CONSTANTINE THE GREAT BY EMPRESS FAUSTA. HE WAS ELEVATED TO THE RANK OF CAESAR (JUNIOR EMPEROR) BY HIS FATHER AT CONSTANTINOPLE IN 333. WHEN CONSTANTINE DIED IN 337, CONSTANS AND HIS BROTHERS, CONSTANTINE II AND CONSTANTIUS II, DIVIDED THE EMPIRE BETWEEN THEM, AND PURGED THE FAMILY OF ANY POSSIBLE THREATS TO THEIR POWER. ALL THREE BROTHERS WERE PROCLAIMED AUGUSTII (EMPERORS) BY THE ARMY THAT YEAR, AND CONSTANS LED A TRIUMPHANT MILITARY ACTION AGAINST INVADING SARMATIANS BEFORE YEARS’ END. CONSTANS, WHO HAD BEEN UNDER THE GUARDIANSHIP OF HIS ELDEST BROTHER, WAS UNHAPPY WITH HIS LOT OF THE PARTITION OF THE EMPIRE, INITIALLY ITALY AND AFRICA. THE BROTHERS MET IN 338 TO REVISE THEIR BOUNDRARIES. THE PARTITION HAD ALSO INCLUDED THEIR COUSIN, DALMATIUS. THEY SQUABBLED OVER THE DIVISION OF PROVINCES, AND ALTHOUGH CONSTANS HAD COME OF AGE, CONSTANTINE II’s REFUSED TO RELINQUISH HIS GUARDIANSHIP. TENSIONS LED TO WAR WITH THE INVASION OF ITALY BY CONTSANTINE II IN 340. THE INVASION PROVED FATAL FOR CONSTANTINE II, WHO WAS KILLED IN AN ABMUSH OUTSIDE OF AQUILEIA, AND CONSTANS TOOK CONTROL OF HIS PROVINCES. AFTER SUCCESSFUL MILITARY CAMPAIGNS IN HIS EARLY REIGN, AND ENGAGING IN DISPUTES BETWEEN FACTIONS WITHIN THE CHURCH, HIS RULE AND REPUTATION PLUMEMTED DUE TO HIS INDULGENCE IN UNPOPULAR VICES SUCH AS HOMOSEXUAL RELATIONS WITH “HANDSOME BARBARIAN HOSTAGES”, AND OF PERCEIVED MISRULE AND ABJECT CRUELTY. CONSTANS LOST SUPPORT OF HIS LEGIONS, AND IN 350, GENERAL MAGNETIUS DECLARED HIMSELF EMPEROR, WITH SUPPORT OF THE RHINE LEGIONS, AND THEN THE REST OF THE WESTERN PROVINCES. CONSTANS WAS FORCED TO FLEE, BUT WAS CORNERED BY SUPPORTERS OF MAGNETIUS IN A FORTRESS IN GAUL, AND KILLED. You can arrange pickup from our Fort Lauderdale storefront locationOur business hours are Monday - Friday 10:00am-5:00pm ESTPlease ask any questions with concerns before bidding / making a purchase.Florida Sales Tax applicable to invoice totals under $500 of non legal tender USA coins and currency.INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING & DELIVERYDue to increase in postage rates and loss of first class packages we are now strictly shipping via Priority mail as it is more secure and traceable all the way to your door.Import taxes and duties are NOT included in the item price or shipping charges. We cannot declare any package as a "gift", ”sample”etc.We now ship solely via USPS Priority Mail International or Fedex International foryour additional tracking and security and ensure delivery to customs.Delivery times could get delayed to as much as 4 weeks depending on customs conditions.It is the buyer's responsibility to check with your country's customs office todetermine what these additional costs (if any) will be prior to bidding or buying. These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up. They are not additional shipping charges by RareCoinCollector. Condition: HISTORY BELOW, Certification: NGC

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