Medallion with bust of Constantine I

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 327–333


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 38 mm. Weight: 30.34 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1978.36

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Medallions

Obverse: Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Constantine I to right.
CONSTANTI NVSMAXAVG
Reverse: Constantine, laureate, draped and cuirassed, riding to right, spearing a barabrian who falls at right. The barbarian holds a spear in the right hand and raises his left in submission.
VIRTVS AVGN

Provenance

By date unknown: L. A. Lawrence Collection; by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift to MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in honor of their daughter Emily D. B. Vermeule, January 11, 1978; reassigned to the Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Zoë Wilbour, January 11, 1978

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour