Constans, who ruled Rome with his brother from 337 until 350 C.E., was the son of Constantine I, also known as Constantine the Great. Constantine I had three sons, Constantinus II, Constantius II, and Constans, who divided the Empire after their father’s death: Constantinus II received the Western empire, Constans ruled over Italy and Constantius II the East. In 340, Constans defeated Constantinus II and he and Constantius II shared rule of the Empire, hence the reverse legend, VICTORA DD(omini) NN(ostri) AVGG(usti) (Victory of Our Two Lords), which refers to the rule of Constans and Constantius II together. The beginning of Constans’ rule was characterized by successful military activity; the end, however, likely resulted from several administrative practices he implemented in the last few years of his life, namely, the appointment of an Eastern official, not a noble Roman, as Prefect of the City of Rome and Praetorian Prefect of Italy and Africa. He was murdered in 350. This coin, which was minted in Trier (in modern-day Germany) between 340 and 350, is a silver siliqua. This type of Roman coin was introduced only in the mid-fourth century C.E. Deborah Sneed 2011.