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Vetranio
Usurper of the Roman Empire
On the reverse of this coin struck under Vetranio, the emperor is holding two labara, the ensigns introduced by his ancestor Constantine I.
Reign 1 March - 25 December 350
(as Caesar with Constantius II)
Died 360

Vetranio (d. c. 360), sometimes but apparently incorrectly referred to as Vetriano, was an experienced soldier and officer when he was asked by Constantina, the sister of Roman Emperor Constantius II, to proclaim himself Caesar (March 1, 350). Her brother Constans had been killed by Magnentius earlier that year and she probably thought Vetranio could protect her family and herself against the usurper. Constantius first seemed to accept the new Caesar but later stripped him of the purple (December 25, 350). Vetranio was allowed to live the remainder of his years as a private citizen on a state pension. He is thought to have committed suicide around the year 360. Usurpers were a common feature of the late Roman Empire, especially from the so-called crisis of the third century onwards, when political instability became the rule. ... Motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus (SPQR) The Roman Empire at its greatest extent, c. ... Vetriano (AD 350). ... The Labarum An image of the labarum, with the Greek letters Alpha and Omega inscribed. ... Bronze statue of Constantine I in York, England, near the spot where he was proclaimed Emperor in 306 For other uses, see Constantine I (disambiguation). ... March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... December 25 is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 6 days remaining in the year. ... Events January 18 - Magnentius proclaimed Emperor by the army in Autun. ... Caesar (plural Caesars), Latin: Cæsar (plural Cæsares), is a title of imperial character. ... Flavius Iulius Constantius, known in English as Constantius II, (7 August 317 - 3 November 361) was a Roman Emperor (337 - 361) of the Constantinian dynasty. ... Sextus Aurelius Victor becomes prefect of Pannonia. ... Sextus Aurelius Victor becomes prefect of Pannonia. ... Constantina Augusta was the eldest daughter of Constantine the Great, Roman Emperor. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Flavius Iulius Constantius, known in English as Constantius II, (7 August 317 - 3 November 361) was a Roman Emperor (337 - 361) of the Constantinian dynasty. ... Caesar (plural Caesars), Latin: Cæsar (plural Cæsares), is a title of imperial character. ... March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... Events January 18 - Magnentius proclaimed Emperor by the army in Autun. ... Flavius Julius Constans (320 - 350), was a Roman Emperor who ruled from 337 to 350. ... Magnentius (ruled AD January 18, 350–August 11, 353), was a Roman usurper. ... December 25 is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 6 days remaining in the year. ... Sextus Aurelius Victor becomes prefect of Pannonia. ...


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  • M. DiMaio Jr., "Vetranio (350 A.D.)", in DIR (1996).
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Vetranio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (170 words)
On the reverse of this coin struck under Vetranio, the emperor is holding two labara, the ensigns introduced by his ancestor Constantine I.
Vetranio (sometimes but apparently incorrectly referred to as Vetriano) was an experienced soldier and officer when he was asked by Constantina, the sister of Roman Emperor Constantius II, to proclaim himself Caesar (March 1, 350).
Vetranio was allowed to live the remainder of his years as a private citizen on a state pension.
Roman Emperors - DIR-Vetranio (400 words)
Vetranio was born of humble origin in Moesia and had served well under Constantine I; under Constans he became a magister militum.
Fearing the revolt of Magnentius, Constantia, the sister of Constantius, persuaded Vetranio to assume the title of Caesar.
Vetranio was allowed by Constantius to live as a private citizen at Prusa on the equivalent of a state pension for six years until his death.
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