Solidus with bust of Constantine III

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 407–411


Mint: Lyon

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 4.43 gm.

Accession Number

35.698

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Constantinus III right, diademed, draped, wearing cuirass.
DNCONSTAN TINVSPFAVG
Reverse: Constantine standing right holding in right hand standard with monogram of crossed swords with 3 dots between and in left hand globe surmounted by Victory, rests his raised left foot on prostrate captive.
In field at left: L at right: D
VICTORIA AAAVGGGG In exergue: CONOB

Provenance

By 1935: anonymous private collection; annonymous gift to MFA, May 2, 1935

Credit Line

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