Medallion (2 solidi) with bust of Constantius II

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 337–342


Mint: Antioch

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 9.04 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

2007.798

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Bust of Constantius II, diademed, draped, and cuirassed, to the left.
CONSTAN TIVSAVG
Reverse: Roma seated on a shield, to the left, holding Victory on a globe in right hand and scepter in left.
GLORIARO MANORVM in ex.: SMANT

Provenance

By date unknown: with Bank Leu A.G., Bahnhofstrasse 32, CH-8022 Zürich, Switzerland (Auktion 18, May 5, 1977, lot 395); by 1999: with Numismatica Ars Classica, Niederdorfstrasse 43, CH - 8025 Zürich (Auction 15, Hotel Baur au Lac, Talstrasse 1, 8022 Zürich, May 18, 1999, lot 492); by 2002: with Numismatica Ars Classica, Niederdorfstrasse 43, CH - 8025 Zürich (Auction 24, Property of an European Nobleman, Hotel Baur au Lac, Talstrasse 1, 8022 Zürich, December 5, 2002, lot 300); by 2007: with Numismatica Ars Classica, Niederdorfstrasse 43 CH 8022, Zürich (Auction 41, Greek and Roman Coins, Hotel Baur au Lac, Talstrasse 1, 8022 Zürich, November 20, 2007, lot 146); purchased at NAC 41 on behalf of MFA by Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 31 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602; December 12, 2007: purchased by MFA from Harlan J. Berk, Ltd.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour