Follis with bust of Constantine II, struck under Constantine I

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 321–323


Mint: Treveri

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 2.69 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

88.518

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins

Obverse: Bust of Constantine II, laureate, holding sceptre, profile to right.
CONSTANTINVS [IVN] NOB C
Reverse: Altar, inscribed VOTIS XX, with globe on top.
BEATA TRANQVILITAS in exergue STR

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