Constantius Gallus, Roman Empire, AE2, 351–355 AD, Constantinople mint. Obv: DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAE; bust of Constantius Gallus, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed, r. Ref: FEL TEMP REPARATIO; Roman soldier l. spearing fallen horseman; in in fields, Γ•; in exergue, CONSB. 24mm, 4.20g. Ref: RIC VIII Constantinople 107. Constantius Gallus was a nephew of Constantine the Great. In 351 AD, during the reign of his cousin Constantius II, he was raised to the rank of Caesar, probably because the childless emperor needed a representative in the east. Yet, Gallus proved to be a much less capable ruler than expected, soon got into conflict with Constantius, and finally was deposed and executed in 354 AD. Gallus' brother Julian later became the last pagan emperor of Rome. Despite his short reign, coins of Constantius Gallus are far from rare though not as abundant as those of most other members of the Constantinian dynasty. Portraits of Gallus and Constantius II can easily be distinguished since the former is always portrayed bare-headed. Apart from the new coin above, which is the larger AE2, I also own this smaller AE3 from Siscia. A comparison of the two coins might illustrate the superior style and workmanship of the Constantinople mint: Constantius Gallus, Roman Empire, AE3, 351–355 AD, Siscia mint. Obv: DN CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C; bust of Constantius Gallus, bare-headed and draped, r. Ref: FEL TEMP REPARATIO; Roman soldier l. spearing fallen horseman; in exergue, BSIS. 18.5 mm, 2.38g. Ref: RIC VIII Siscia 351. Please pile on your coins of Constantius Gallus!