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Constantine the Great's 3 sons :- Constantine II, Constans & Constantius II   After the death of Constantine his three remaining sons inherited the Empire.  The eldest (Constantine II) died trying to increase his share at the expense of his youngest brother.  That brother (Constans) died in a revolt brought on by his religious and sexual eccentricities.  The remaining son Constantius II reigned for a respectable 24 years.

 

Constantine II (Jun)  - his Obverse inscriptions at first differentiated with those of his father by having CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C ;    then   CONSTANTINVS P F AVG    after his father's death & he issued coins with much the same reverses as  Constantine the Great - see Reverse Types 1, 2,  3, 4,  5, 6, & 8 ( see earlier)

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Constantine II (Jun) CLARITAS REIPVB
Sol stands holding Globe

 

Constans  337-350 AD
CONSTANS  P F  AVG  (after his father's death -  issued coins with  happier reverses!
 FEL TEMP  REPARATIO
The Return of the Good Times
Emperor & Victory on Galley

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Constans
FEL TEMP  REPARATIO
Soldier leading young barbarian
 from hut under tree

Coin
 

Constans
GLORIA EXERCITVS
Glory of the Army
2 Soldiers w Chi Rho standard between them

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Constans also issued many " Votive " coins - see earlier as well as the " VICTORIAE   etc"