Reigned: 350 A.D.
|VETRANIO was serving as the Master of the Foot Soldiers in the army in Illyricum when Magnentius rebelled against Constans on January 18, 350. After Constans' death, all of his lands except Illyricum declared for Magnentius rather than Constans' brother, Constantius II, the Augustus of the east. In Illyricum, Vetranio was declared Augustus by Constantius' sister Constantina on March 1. Vetranio held Illyricum until Constantius was able to conclude a Sassanian campaign and move west to receive his abdication on December 25, 350. Vetranio retired to Prusa in Bithynia, where he lived six more years. (From MONETA, from www.numus.com)|
|Mint of Siscia|
AE 2 (22mm 4.96g) Struck A.D. 350 Siscia
Obv: VETRANIO P F AVG Laureat, draped, and cuirassed bust right. A behind bust in front
Rev: HOC SIGNO VICTOR ERIS Emperor in miltary dress stdg facing, head l, holding standard with Chi-Rho on the banner, and a spear. To the right stands victory crowning him witha wreath and holding a palm A in left feild BSIS
RIC VIII 292
|Mint of Thessalonica|
AE 3 19mm Struck 350 A.D. Thessalonica
Obv: D N VETRANIO P F AVG Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVS EXERCITVM Emperor in military dress, stg facing, head to left, holding a standard with Chi-Rho banner, and resting left hand on sheild. TESA in exergue
RIC VIII 138