CONSTANS. 337-350 AD. AE 21 mm. CELEBRATION OF 1100 ANNIVERSARY OF ROME..HIS DEFEAT AND SETTLEMENT OF THE FRANKS!!

Ancient Coins - CONSTANS. 337-350 AD. AE 21 mm. CELEBRATION OF 1100 ANNIVERSARY OF ROME..HIS DEFEAT AND SETTLEMENT OF THE FRANKS!!
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CONSTANS. 337-350 AD. Bronze 21 mm. (3.88 gm). Tesalonica mint. D N CONSTANS P F AVG, diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust left, holding globe in right hand / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier leading small figure right from hut beneath tree.. Good VF with  lovely green patina. 
 VERY INTERESTING HISTORICAL COIN!!!

The Franks or Frankish people (Latin: Franci or gens Francorum) were a West Germanic ethnic group first identified in the 3rd century as living north and east of the Lower Rhine River. Under the Merovingian dynasty, they founded one of the Germanic monarchies which replaced the Western Roman Empire from the 5th century. The Frankish state consolidated its hold over large parts of western Europe by the end of the eighth century, developing into the Carolingian Empire and its successor states.

Contemporary definitions of the ethnicity of the Franks vary by period and point of view. It is often unclear whether all of the peoples referred to as the Franks by their contemporaries referred to themselves as such. Within Francia, the Franks appear to have initially been a distinct group with their own culture.

The ethnonym Frank has sometimes been traced to the Latin Francisca (from the Germanic *frankon, akin to the Old English franca), meaning "javelin." While the throwing axe of the Franks is known as the francisca, the weapon conversely may have been named after the tribe. A. C. Murray says, "The etymology of Franci is uncertain ('the fierce ones' is the favourite explanation), but the name is undoubtedly of Germanic origin."[1]

From the third to fifth centuries some Franks raided Roman territory while other Franks joined the Roman troops in Gaul. Only the Salians formed a kingdom on Roman-held soil that was acknowledged by the Romans after 357. In the climate of the collapse of imperial authority in the West, the Frankish tribes were united under the Merovingians and conquered all of Gaul save Septimania in the 6th century. The Salian political elite would be one of the most active forces in spreading Christianity over western Europe.
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