336-7, Hannibalianus -
Roman Imperial Coinage, Hannibalianus, Æ 20, Constantinople, 336-7, bare-headed bust right, rev. river-god Euphrates reclining right, 2.41g (RIC 146). Rare. Images courtesy of DNW.
Flavius Hannibalianus was a member of the Constantinian dynasty, and was the son of Flavius Dalmatius, and thus nephew of Constantine I. In the 320s, Constantine called Flavius Dalmatius and his sons to Constantinople. Hannibalianus married Constantine's elder daughter, Constantina, in 335 AD. In occasion of the campaign of Constantine against the Sassanids (337), Hannibalianus was made Rex Regum et Ponticarum Gentium, "King of the Kings and of the Pontic People". Probably it was Constantine's intention to put Hannibalianus on the Pontic throne, after the defeat of the Persians. The Persian campaign did not take place, however, as Constantine died in May 337. Hannibalianus died in the purge of the imperial family that followed.