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Constantine III coins

407 - 411 Of no relation whatsoever to the Constantinian dynasty of the previous century, Constantine was a common soldier based in Britain. He was acclaimed emperor by his fellow soldiers in 407 after Germanic tribes posed an imminent threat that Rome was unwilling to deal with. It seems he then gathered these soldiers, abandons Britain and settles in Arelate. Soon after he names his son co-emperor, renames him Constans (again, to keep appearances) and sets off to consolidate and expand his territory. Constantine is then able to subdue Spain into his domain but loses it shortly afterwards when a revolt has Maximus (son of a powerful general) named emperor. Unable to meet this new threat, Constantine then flees but is captured and executed.

AU Solidus


RIC 1505, C 6 Solidus Obv: DNCONSTANTINVSPFAVG - Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAAAVGGGG Exe: L/D/COMOB - Constantine III standing right, stepping on captive, holding labarum and Victory on globe. $2,640 4/1/01.




RIC 1507, Depeyrot 20/3 Solidus Obv: DNCONSTANTINVSPFAVG - Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAAAVGGGG Exe: L/D/COMOB - Constantine III standing right, stepping on captive, holding labarum and Victory on globe. 407-408 (Lugdunum). $4,400 1/13/03.




RIC 1514 Solidus Obv: DNCONSTANTINVSPFAVG - Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAAVGGG Exe: TROBS - Constantine III standing right, stepping on captive, holding labarum and Victory on globe. 408-411 (Treveri).



AR Siliqua


RIC 1531, C 7b Siliqua DNCONSTANTINVSPFAVG - Diademed (pearls), draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAAAVGGGG Exe: SMLD - Roma seated left, holding Victory and spear. 408-411 (Lugdunum).




RIC 1532v Siliqua Obv: DNCONSTANTINVSPFAVG - Diademed (pearls), draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAAVGGG Exe: TRMS - Roma seated left, holding Victory and spear. $563 5/27/02.




RIC 1533 Siliqua Obv: DNCONSTANTINVSPFAVG - Diademed (pearls), draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAAVGGG Exe: TRMS - Roma seated left, holding Victory and spear. $1,800 1/16/02.




RIC 1538 Siliqua Obv: DNCONSTANTINVSPFAVG - Diademed (pearls), draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAAVGGG Exe: SMAR - Roma seated left, holding Victory and spear. $550 4/7/02.