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.