Follis with bust of Constantine I

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 312–313


Mint: Ostia

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 3.83 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

88.514

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Constantine I, laureate, draped, and cuirassed, to right.
IMPCONSTANTINVSPFAVG
Reverse: Three standards upright.
S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI in exergue MOSTP

Provenance

December, 1885, discovered by Don Mariano Lazzari at Cerveteri, Italy and sold, through Pietro Pennelli, to Rodolfo Lanciani (b. 1845 – d. 1929), Rome; 1888, sold by Lanciani to the MFA for $491.89 [purchase price for MFA accession nos. 88.345 – 88.530]. (Accession Date: January 1, 1888)

NOTE: See Helen Nagy, "Etruscan Votive Terracottas from Cerveteri in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: A Glimpse into the History of the Collection," Etruscan Studies 11 (2008), pp. 101-119.

Credit Line

Everett Fund