Follis with bust of Constantine I

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 330–333


Mint: Thessalonica

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 2.35 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

2004.1344

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Constantine I to right.
CONSTANTIN VSMAXAVG
Reverse: Two helmeted soldiers, standing, looking at each other; spear in outer hand, inner hand on shield resting on ground; between, two standards.
GLOR IAEXERC ITVS In exergue: SMTSA

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