Solidus with bust of Constantius II

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 355–357


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 4.48 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

65.270

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Frontal bust of Constantine II, head slightly left, wearing a helmet and cuirass and holding a sword or spear in right hand behind head
FL IVL CONSTANTIVS P F AVG
Reverse: Roma and Constantinopolis enthroned facing, supporting between them a shield inscribed: VOT/XXX/MVLT/XXXX;
GLORIA REI PUBLICAE in exergue: RSM

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Jackson Holmes (1873-1950) Collection; 1932-1941 and 1949-1965: lent by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA; 1965: bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, March 10, 1965

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes