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The Family of Constantine the Great

Family tree (stemmata) of Constantine the Great
 

Constantius I
The father of Constantine. He was elevated to Caesar in 293. He died at York in 305.

Constantius Chlorus

Constantius I, as Caesar. 300-303 AD. Æ Silvered Follis Ticinum mint.
CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, laureate head right
SACRA MONET AVGG ET CAESS NOSTR,Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae; ST•. RIC VI 46a.

Helena
The mother of Constantine. She died in 328 A.D. at the age of 80.

Helena

Helena Æ Follis. FL HELENA AVGVSTA, diademed and draped bust right
SECVRITAS REIPVBLICE, Securitas standing left, holding branch in right hand; PTR(crescent) in ex. RIC 456

Constantia

    Flavia Julia Constantia was the daughter of Constantius I and his second wife Theodora. She was born circa 293 A.D. In late 311 or early 312, her half-brother Constantine gave her to Licinius in marriage. They had a son, Valerius Licinianus Licinius, around July of 315. Constantine executed her husband and son after the second civil war, Licinius in 325 and Licinius II maybe in 326. Constantia did not lose her influence at court though, and held the position of nobilissima femina. She died,before she was forty, with Constantine at her side around 330 A.D.

Constantia

Constantia Æ Follis  326-327 A.D.
CONSTANTIA N F (nobilissima femina) head bare, but intertwined plaits encircling head, plaits decorated with hair pins, mantled with necklace (A7 bust).
SOROR CONSTANTINI AVG reverse legend enclosing wreath, wherein PIET/AS PVB/LICA
the legend translates as "the public piety of the sister of Constantine".
RIC VII Constantinople 15

Crispus
The son of Constantine and his first wife, Minervina. By order of Constantine, Crispus was executed in 326.

Crispus

Crispus Caesar AE3. 324-325 AD. FL IVL CRISPVS NOB C, laureate head right
ALAMANNIA DEVICTA Victory advancing r., holding trophy, palm branch, spurning captive std. on ground to r.
 dotSIRMdot in ex. RIC VII Sirmium 49.

Fausta
The second wife of Constantine. By order of Constantine, Fausta was executed in 326.

Fausta

Fausta AE3. 326 AD. FLAV MAX FAVSTA AVG, mantled bust right
SALVS REI-PVBLICAE, Salus standing facing, with two children in her arms, A/CONS. RIC VII Constantinople 12

Delmatius
Nephew of Constantine. He was killed in the purge of 337.

Delmatius

Delmatius AE3/4. 335-336AD. FL DELMATI-VS NOB CAES, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
GLOR-IA EXERCITVS, two soldiers flanking a single standard. In exergue BSIS. RIC VII Siscia 256.

Hanniballianus
Nephew of Constantine. He was killed in the purge of 337.

Hanniballianus

Hanniballianus Æ4. 335-337 AD. HANIBALLIANO REGI, draped bust right
SECVRITAS PVBLICA, the Euphrates River reclining right with scepter and reed, CONSS in ex. RIC 147, Cohen 2, LRBC 1034.

Constantine II
Son of Constantine. He died in 340 while fighting his brothers, Constans and Constantius II

Constantine II

Constantine II  AE3. CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C laureate, cuirassed bust right
GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS, two soldiers holding spears and shields with one standard between them. In exergue BSIS*. RIC VII Siscia 262.

Constans
Son of Constantine, he was killed during the revolt of Magnentius in 350.

Constans

Constans AE3 Half Centenionalis. 348-350 AD. D N CONSTANS P F AVG, bust right
FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Phoenix on pyre, ASIS[symbol 3] in ex. RIC VIII 241
 

Constantius II
Son of Constantine, he died (maybe of illness) in 361.

Constantius II

Constantius II,348-350 A.D. AE2. DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left holding globe.
FELTEMPREPARATIO Constantius II standing to right, holding labarum and resting hand on shield, with two bound captives to left.
in ex. ALEA  RIC VIII Alexandria 54
 

Constantius Gallus
He was a cousin of Constantius II, and was elevated to Caesar. Constantius II executed him in 354.

Constantius Gallus

Constantius Gallus, 351-354 A.D.,AE 2. DN CONSTANTI-VS NOB CAES, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman who is bare-headed, reaching backwards. In exergue ALEB. RIC VIII Alexandria 81
 

Nepotian

    Flavius Julius Popilius Nepotianus Constantinus was a nephew of Constantine the Great. Following the death of Constans in 350 AD, Nepotian attacked Rome with a group of gladiators. After a turbulent reign of only 28 days, the soldiers of Magnentius captured and executed Nepotian.

Nepotian

FL NEP CONSTANTINVS AVG, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust of Nepotian right
VRBS ROMA, Roma enthroned left, shield by her side, holding Victory on globe & reversed spear. RIC 203

Julian II

    He was a nephew of Constantine I and a half-brother of Constantius Gallus. He became Caesar after the death of Constantius Gallus.His troops named him emperor in 360. War was imminent with Constantius II, but Constantius died en route. Julian II was an able ruler. He tried to revive paganism to no avail. He died in 363 from wounds received while fighting the Persians.
 
 

Julian II

Julian II AE1. 361-363 AD. DN FL CL IVLI-ANVS PF AVG, Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
SECVRITAS REIPVBBull standing right, two stars above, in ex *BSIRM(wreath). RIC VIII Sirmium 106


 

Genealogical tree from Frederick Maddens book  Christian Emblems on the Coins of Constantine I
 
 
 

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last modified on 31 July 2007

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