Medallion with head of Constantine I

Obverse: Head of Constantine, diademed, right, "heaven-gazing" type.

CONSTANTINVS AVG (left to lower right)

Reverse: Emperor or Mars-Virtus in full military costume to right, trophy over left shoulder, spear in right hand. He places his left foot in back of a seated "eastern" barbarian.

VIRTVSDN CONSTANTINIAVG

In exergue: SIS

Provenance

1942: Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection (purchased in New York City and said to be from the Zichy Collection); January 11, 1978: gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA in honor of their daughter Emily D. B. Vermeule; January 11, 1978; reassigned to the Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Zoë Wilbour

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Medallion with head of Constantine I

  • Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 326–327
Mint
Siscia
Dimensions
Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 17.76 gm. Die Axis: 6
Medium or Technique
Silver (with traces of gilding)
Classification
Numismatics
Accession Number
1978.35
On view
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery of Ancient Coins - 212C

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