Medallion (1/60 libra) with bust of Constantine I

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 319–321


Mint: Treveri

Dimensions

Diameter: 21.5 mm. Weight: 5.17 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1971.210

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Bust of Constantine I, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
CONSTAN TINVSPFAVG
Reverse: Alamannia seated left, right hand supporting head. At right, trophy.
GAVDIVMROMANORVM in exergue: ALAMANNIA

Provenance

By 1949: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Freiestrasse 103, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen auction 8, Gelben Saal des Stadtcasinos, Barfüsserplatz, Basel, December 8-10, 1949, lot 967); by date unknown: Walter Niggeler Collection; by 1967: with Bank Leu & Co. AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (auction of the Walter Niggeler Collection, Malzgasse 25, Basel, November 2-3, 1967, lot 1506); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen AG., May 12, 1971

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour