Solidus with bust of Constantius II, struck under Constantine I

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 324–326


Mint: Thessalonica

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 4.43 gm.

Accession Number

53.2025

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Constantius II, laureate, draped, cuirassed, to right.
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Reverse: Constantius in military garb standing front, head right, holding
standard in each hand.
PRINCIPII VVENTVTIS In exergue: SMTSA

Provenance

By 1953: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen auction 12, June 11-13, 1953, lot 866); purchased at the auction by MFA for $ 187.15; accessioned September 10, 1953

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour