Medallion (1 1/2 solidi) with bust of Constantine I

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 326


Mint: Antioch

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 6.70 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

2003.255

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

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

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantine I to left, raising right hand in salutation and holding globe with his left.
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Reverse: Opposed busts of Constantine II Caesar, on left, and Constantius II Caesar, on right, both laureate and wearing consular dress, and both holding a globe in their left hands and an eagle-tipped scepter in their right.
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Provenance

By the late 1970s: in the de Guermantes Collection, Switzerland; by 2003: with Leu Numismatics, In Gassen 20, Zürich, Switzerland (auction Leu 86, Hotel Savoy-Baur en Ville, Poststrasse 12, Zürich, Switzerland, May 5-6, 2003, lot 984); purchased at Leu Numismatics auction on behalf of MFA by Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 31 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602; June 25, 2003: purchased by MFA from Harlan J. Berk, Ltd.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour