Follis with bust of Constantine I

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 313–315


Mint: Arles

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 2.91 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

2004.1342

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Constantine I to right.
IMPCONSTANTINVSPFAVG
Reverse: Mars, standing to right, holding shield resting on ground, reversed spear in right hand.
MARTICON SERVATORI in exergue: PARL

Provenance

Collected by Sidney A. Wien (1902-1962), Atlanta, Georgia, between the mid-1940's and 1962; by descent to his daughter, Claire W. Morse, in 1962; to the MFA in November 2004, gift of Claire W. and Richard P. Morse.

Credit Line

The Sidney A. and Ellen M. Wien Collection—Given in their memory by Claire W. and Richard P. Morse