Decentius

Reece Period attributed: Period 18

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Member of the House of Constantine dynasty.

Coins for this issuer were issued from 350 until 353.

Magnus Decentius was Magnentius’ younger brother. Magnentius made him Caesar when he himself was proclaimed emperor. When Magnentius committed suicide in 353, Decentius did so as well.

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  • Preferred label: Decentius
  • Full names:
    • Decentius
    • Magnus Decentius
  • Title: Consul of the Roman Empire
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  • Definition: Magnus Decentius (died 18 August 353) was a usurper of the Western Roman Empire against emperor Constantius II. American scholar Michael DiMaio speculates that Decentius possibly was the brother of Magnentius, who had revolted against Constantius on 18 January 350. Magnentius elevated Decentius as Caesar by him that winter, to oversee the defence of Gaul and the Rhine frontier. He was appointed consul ordinarius in 352. When Magnentius was defeated by Constantius at the Battle of Mons Seleucus and committed suicide, Decentius, who was leading reinforcements, hanged himself at Senonae.
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