Wednesday 11th August 2021

For the Emperor Caesar Flavius Valerius Constantine, Pius Felix Invictus Augustus, son of the deified Constantius, Pius Augustus

Found in excavation, incorporated in the foundation trench of a late-Roman building at Alcester Alauna.

Constantine I Flavius Valerius Constantinus;  272 – 337, also known as Constantine the Great, was Roman Emperor from 306 to 337. Born in Naissus, Dacia Mediterranea , he was the son of Flavius Constantius (a Roman army officer born in Dardania who had been one of the four emperors of the Tetrarchy. His mother, Helena, was Greek and of low birth. Constantine served with distinction under the Roman emperors Diocletian and Galerius. He began by campaigning in the eastern provinces (against barbarians, and the Persians) before he was recalled in the west in 305 AD to fight with his father in Britain. After his father’s death in 306, Constantine became emperor; he was acclaimed by his army at Eboracum York, England. He emerged victorious in the civil wars against emperors Maxentius and Licinius to become the sole ruler of the Roman Empire by 324.

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