Follis with bust of Constantius I Chlorus, struck under Diocletian and Maximian I Herculius

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 297


Mint: Carthage

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 8.85 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

64.256

Medium or Technique

Bronze (silvered)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Constantius I to right.
CONSTANTIVSNOBCAES
Reverse: Africa standing, wearing long drapery and elephant-skin headdress, holding military standard in right hand, tusk in left.
In left field, Greek letter gamma in exergue: PKT
FELIXADVE NTAVGGNN

Provenance

By 1963: from a hoard of Tetrarch coins with Patriciades in Athens, Greece (said to have been found near Salonika); 64.175-64.276 were purchased in 1963 from Patriciades by Cornelius C. Vermeule III on behalf of MFA with funds approved in advance by the Trustees; accessioned by MFA, March 11, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour