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.
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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|
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This page last updated 23 Apr 2008