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

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


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



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