as Caesar and co-Augustus (Usurper in Gaul and Britain) AD 408 - 411
Constans II, Son of Constantine III
AD 408 - Caesar under his father Constantine III
AD 408 - 411 - co-Augustus with his father Constantine III
Paralel rulers of the Eastern Roman Empire:
Arcadius (AD 383 - 408)
Theodosius II (AD 408 - 450)
Constans II was the elder son of Constantine III, a breakaway ruler of Gaul, Britain, and Spain against the titular Western ruler Honorius. On two occasions Constantine sent his son to retrieve Spain from seceding from his dominions. The first time Constans II crushed a revolt of some of Honoriusí relatives. The second time around he repelled a confederacy of Suevi, Vandals, and Alans that broke through the Pyrenees. His military interventions were successful until his own appointee for local governor of Spain, Gerontius, rebelled declaring Maximus, his son or possibly retainer, emperor. Having inferior troops under his command, Constans II retreated to Vienne in Gaul where Gerontius caught up with him, captured him and eventually put him to death.
Mints: Arelate, Trier.
List all Constans II coins in the Catalog.