Reece Period attributed: Period 18

Obverse image of a coin of Vetranio

Member of the House of Constantine dynasty.

Coins for this issuer were issued from 350 until 350.

Vetranio was a commander of the Illyrian army when Constans died and his soldiers were not sure whether to support Magnentius of Constantius II. Constantia, sister of Constantius II, persuaded them to name Vetranio as emperor. Vetranio claimed loyalty to Constantius and stopped Magnentius’ advance until Constantius II could come back from the East. Once Constantius II showed up, Vetranio abdicated power and spent the last six years of his life in peaceful retirement.

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