Medallion (1 1/2 solidi) with bust of Constantine II, struck under Constantine I
about A.D. 322–323
Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 089.
Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 6.57 gm. Die Axis: 6
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Half-figure bust of Constantine II, right, laureate, cuirassed, wearing fringed cloak.
Reverse: The Caesar standing in Virtus pose, right foot on a suppliant Sarmatia; he holds an orb in his extended right hand and a reversed spear in the left.
PRINCIPIAIVV ENTVTIS SARMATIA (in exergue)
By date unknown: Sir Arthur J. Evans Collection; by 1934: with Ars Classica S.A. (Naville & Cie), 31 Quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva, Switzerland (auction 17 [collections of Sir Arthur J. Evans et al.], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, October 3ff., 1934, lot 1920); by date unknown: Mazzini Collection (G. Mazzini, Monete Imperiali Romane, vol. 5, Milan, 1958, p. 133, pl. 36, no. d. 139); purchased by MFA from Leo Mildenberg, Zurich, Switzerland, September 18, 1958, for $ 2,000.00
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour