Constantius II was the third son of Constantine I. He became Augustus in the east after his illustrious father's death in A.D.337, and spent much of his reign repelling Persian aggression in northern Mesopotamia. Insecurity in the west led him to elevate his cousin Julian as Caesar in Gaul (France); an act he must have repented. He died in Cilicia on his way to confront Julian who had been dec1ared Augustus by his troops. These two handsome coins show the noble profile of Constantius wearing a laurel wreath and cuirass. On the reverse of one are two victories facing each other. The power of these coins comes from the strength of a ruler who carried on the line of the great Constantine I; just as the wearer of these cufflinks will continue a long tradition of ornamentation bearing impressive images of the past.