This paper aims to provide a different identification of the figures represented on the Felix progenies Constantini Aug reverse of a gold multiple from the mint of Trier, struck in the name of Crispus in AD 324, usually interpreted as showing the empress Fausta flanked by the two elder sons of emperor Constantine, Crispus (son of Minervina, a concubine or the first wife of Constantine I) and Constantine II (born from Fausta, the emperor’s second wife). However, in order to assert and consolidate the dynastic succession of the line of descent from Fausta, the reverse type of this two-solidi piece seems to be referable, in a more convincing way, to the representation of the empress between her two sons Constantine II and Constantius II, the latter raised to the rank of Caesar at the end of November 324, when also the title of Augusta was probably conferred on Fausta.

Felix progenies Constantini Aug: alcune osservazioni intorno a RIC VII, Treviri, 442

FILIPPINI, ERICA
2016

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This paper aims to provide a different identification of the figures represented on the Felix progenies Constantini Aug reverse of a gold multiple from the mint of Trier, struck in the name of Crispus in AD 324, usually interpreted as showing the empress Fausta flanked by the two elder sons of emperor Constantine, Crispus (son of Minervina, a concubine or the first wife of Constantine I) and Constantine II (born from Fausta, the emperor’s second wife). However, in order to assert and consolidate the dynastic succession of the line of descent from Fausta, the reverse type of this two-solidi piece seems to be referable, in a more convincing way, to the representation of the empress between her two sons Constantine II and Constantius II, the latter raised to the rank of Caesar at the end of November 324, when also the title of Augusta was probably conferred on Fausta.
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