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Coins of Rome about Parthia:
Constantius II (A.D. 337-361)

See the biography of Constantius II at De Imperatoribus Romanis, an online encyclopedia of Roman emperors.

Numismatik Lanz auction 141, lot 812, was a folis of Constantius II the reverse described as having a soldier spearing a fallen Parthian horseman. A hundred years after fall of the Parthian empire, this is a Sasanian horseman, but he is wearing the distinctive garb of the Parthians. This was either the perpetuation of traditional imagery or perhaps the Sasanian troops still wore this Parthian-style costume.


Coins in the Name of Constantius II

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Catalog Denom Inscription Reverse Type

Constantius II : A.D. 337-361

RIC VIII 543, 72 folis DN CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG // FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO / ALEA soldier advancing left, spearing a fallen Parthian [Sasanian] horseman. Γ in field above left

The images are used by permission of their copyright owners. See the Coins of Rome about Parthia index page for a listing of these generous individuals, dealers and institutions.


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