Solidus with head of Constantine I

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 316–317


Mint: Ticinum

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 4.40 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

35.292

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Constantine right, laureate.
CONSTANTI NVSPFAVG
Reverse: Mars carrying spear and trophy walking right between two captives seated on ground, both in attitude of distress.
VIRTVS AVGVSTIN in exergue: SMT

Provenance

1935, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 4, 1935)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)