Constans Billion Maiorina

Constans. A.D. 337-350. Billion Maiorina. Born around A.D. 320, Constans was the youngest son of Constantine the Great. Following a short war with his brother, Constantine II, he survived and ruled the Western empire with Constantius II in the East. Constans even visited Britain in A.D. 343 by enduring the very dangerous crossing of the channel in mid-winter, campaigning against the Picts and Scots. This means Constans was the last legitimate Roman Emperor we know visited our shores. In A.D. 350 he was killed by followers of the usurper Magnentius while on a hunting trip in Gaul. These billon coins (1% silver content) are called Maiorina and were struck across the empire for Rome’s 1100 year anniversary in A.D. 348. They show a soldier dragging a barbarian from their hut with the legend ‘Fel (cium) Temp (orum) Reparatio’ which stands for ‘The Restoration of Happy Times’. They grade Good Very Fine and are priced to please!
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