Follis (?) with bust of Constantine I

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 330–335


Mint: Antioch

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 1.23 gm.

Accession Number

72.473.8

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Constantine, diademed, cuirassed, right.
[CONSTANTIN]VSMAXAVG
Reverse: Two soldiers standing facing; each holds vertical spear in one hand and rests other on shield on ground; between them military standard carrying flag on which is a wreath.
GLOR IAEXERC ITVS In ex., SMAN ?

Provenance

By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for
$ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and 72.4871-72.4900)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription