Medallion with bust of Constantine II, struck under Constantine I

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 327–333


Mint: Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 091.

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 21.76 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

60.43

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions

Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantine II to right.
CONSTANTINVSIVNNOBC
Reverse: Galley to right, with five rowers. On the stern, decorated with acrostolium, the emperor seated right; on prow, Victoria to right, with trophy and wreath. Behind emperor, three military standards.
V IC TORIA A V G

Provenance

By date unknown: G. Mazzini Collection (M. Ratto, ed., Monete Imperiali Romane, vol. 5, 1958, p. 137, pl. 37); by 1959: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen auction 19, June 5-6, 1959, lot 265); February 11, 1960: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen for $ 325.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour