Constans was the son of Constantine I, the Great. Constans became Caesar in AD 333 and he later succeeded his father, taking the title of Augustus in AD 337. During his rule he had to face some years of instability following the increasing tension with his brother Constantine II, who claimed control over his territories. Constans led some successful military campaigns, blocking the Sarmatians invasion in the north west. The subject of these coin refers to the Emperor’s success at stopping the invasion. Interestingly these coins were issued by 13 different mints, with each mint using a varying tree (branch, shrub or plant). This selection features two different types of tree; signifying their provenance from different mints. Available mintmarks are Aquileia, AQS, or Treveri, TRS. Coins without definitive mintmarks can be credited to specific mints through the decipherment of the specific tree used.