28 September – On this day

The battle of Mursa between Constantine II and Magnentius was part of a civil war which took place somewhere in the Drava valley in Illyricum.

According to  Zonaras, Magnentius lost upwards of two-thirds of his troops, and Constantius about half of his army making this one of Rome’s bloodiest battles with the loss of about 54,000 men.


Feature image: “Bust of Constantius II (Mary Harrsch)” by Mary Harrsch – http://www.flickr.com/photos/44124324682@N01/58193791/in/set-31666/. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Commons