Medallion with bust of Constantine I

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 326


Mint: Italy, Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 37.5 mm. Weight: 26.36 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

1974.531

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Bust of Constantine I, diademed, draped, cuirassed, right.
CONSTANTI NVSMAXAVG
Reverse: Emperor seated at right, staff in left hand, receiving orb surmounted by phoenix from Constantine II, who holds trophy over his left shoulder. Panther seated at his feet, facing right.
GLORIASAE CVLIVIR TVSCAESS; in ex.: PR

Provenance

By 1934: with Münzhandlung Basel (Sale 1, 1934, lot 2190); by date unknown: Alexander Magnaguti Collection; by 1951: P. and P. Santamaria auction of the Magnaguti Collection, part IV, October 23, 1951, lot 554); by 1974: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; December 11, 1974: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour