Item: i60213 Authentic Ancient Coin of. Vetranio - Roman Emperor: 350 A. Billon AE2 Centenionalis 22mm (4.89 grams) Siscia mint: 350 A. Reference: RIC 277 (Siscia), LRBC 1164 Certification: NGC Ancients XF 4375823-109 DNVETRANIOPFAVG - Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; "A" behind bust.Vetranio standing facing, holding labarum in each hand; star above. 360, born in the province of Moesia in a part of the region located in modern Bulgaria, is sometimes but apparently incorrectly referred to as Vetriano. He was an experienced soldier and officer when he was asked by Constantina, the sister of Roman Emperor Constantius II, to proclaim himself Caesar (March 1, 350). Her brother Constans had been killed by Magnentius earlier that year and she probably thought Vetranio could protect her family and herself against the usurper. Vetranio accepted and coins were minted in his name, showing the title of Augustus (full emperor), rather than Caesar. Vetranio subsequently abdicated on December 25, 350. He was allowed to live the remainder of his years as a private citizen on a state pension.
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