Medallion (1 1/2 solidi) with bust of Constantine I

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 313–315


Mint: Treveri

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 6.73 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

2010.1007

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics

Obverse: Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantine to right.
IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
Reverse: Securitas standing, facing left, holding scepter in left hand presenting Victory-on-globe to Constantine, togate and radiate, crowned by Victory.
SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE
Below: Confronted lioness (?) and lion with two pellets between.
 PTRE

Provenance

By 1904: with Brüder Egger, Opernring 7, Vienna 1, Austria (Auction 20, April, 1904, lot 252); by 1913: Robert Jameson collection, Paris, France [Monnaies impériales romaines, vol. 2 (1913), no. 348 and pl. xvi]; by 1979: Leo Biaggi de Blasys (1906-1979) collection, Switzerland [The L. Biaggi Blasys collection of Roman gold coins and medallions (1999), no. 1993], thence by descent; by 2008: with Numismatica Ars Classica, Niederdorfstrasse 43, CH 8022, Zürich, Switzerland (Auction 49 [An interesting selection of Roman Gold Coins from the B.d.B collection], Hotel Baur au Lac, Talstrasse 1, 8022 Zurich, October 21, 2008, lot 467); purchased by Michael C. Ruettgers at NAC Auction 49; 2010: gift of Michael C. Ruettgers to MFA. (Accession Date: January 26, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Michael C. Ruettgers