Ancient Roman Coinage of DELMATIUS Constantine the Great. US dime at 17.9mm 2.27g. Struck under Delmatius as Caesar, and his Uncle Constantine "the Great" as Emperor. FL DELMATIVS NOB C, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Delmatius right, seen from front. GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS, two soldiers standing facing, heads turned towards each other, both with inverted spear in outer hand, inner hand on grounded shield; one Military standard with three badgers and O on the banner between them; SMNE.(S acra M oneta N ikomedia E [officina Epsilon / 5th officina]). Rich nearly black patina--nicer in hand--small coin shown extremely enlarged. RIC VII 204 Rarity R4 in RIC Extremely Rare. RIC (Roman Imperial Coinage) is the general abbreviation for the set of 13 volumes of identification catalogs of Roman coins. RIC is the definitive / world standard scholarly reference. DELMATIUS (Flavius Julius) was the son of Dematius, brother of Constantine the Great, who was elevated to the office of Caeser. He was born at Toulouse, or, as some say, Arles. His mother's name is unknown.
Being a favorite with his uncle Constantine, whom he resembled in character, he was elected Consul in A. 333 and two years afterwards (335) was created Caeser.Whilst yet is a private capacity, he defeated Calaocerus, who revolted in Cyprus, and brought him prisoner to his uncle, who consigned him to the flames. In the memorable partition of the empire, which Constantine made in the latter year, Delmatius received as his share Thrace, Macedonia and Achaia ; but shortly after the decease of Constantine. He was put to death by the soldiers, A. 337, under the pretence of desiring to be governed only by the children of Constantine; and this was done with the connivance of Constantius II.
Who was envious of him. Rich nearly black patina--nicer in hand--very small coin shown extremely enlarged.
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