Aureus with head of Constantine I

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 313–314


Mint: Serdica

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 5.26 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

35.290

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Constantine, right, laureate.
CONSTAN TINVSPFAVG
Reverse: Jupiter, standing left holding sceptre and globe surmounted by Victory; at feet eagle, with wreath in beak.
IOVICONSER VATORIAVGG in field: N in exergue: SER

Provenance

By date unknown: Vicomte de Ponton d'Amécourt Collection; by 1887: with Rollin et Feuardent, 4, Rue de Louvois, 4, Paris (auction of Vicomte de Ponton d'Amécourt collection, April 1887, no. 677); by date unknown: M. H. Montagu Collection; by 1896: with Rollin et Feuardent, (auction of the Montagu collection, April 1896, no. 802); by date unknown: O'Hagan Collection, Sotheby 1907, no. 755; by 1935: U.S. Private Collection; April 4, 1935: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)