Decentius                    Caesar 351 - 353


Brother of Magnentius, the ill-fated usurper who almost upset the Constantine dynasty. Decentius was made Caesar shortly after Magnentius had gained control of Italy in a clear signal that he meant to start an imperial dynasty of his own. Unfortunately, the war did not go well for Magnentius and, following a devastating defeat in battle, committed suicide rather than test the mercy of Constantius II. On hearing of Magnentius' suicide Decentius followed suit and hanged himself.


Obv-DN DECENTIVS NOB CAES Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Rev-VICT DD NN AVG ET CAES VOT V MVLT X Two Victories standing, facing each other, holding between them a wreath, inscribed, VOT/V/MVLT/X. SV center over RSLG in ex.