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Aureus with head of Constantine I

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Obverse: Head of Constantine, right, laureate. CONSTAN TINVSPFAVG Reverse: Jupiter, standing left holding sceptre and globe surmounted by Victory; at feet eagle, with wreath in beak. IOVICONSER VATORIAVGG in field: N in exergue: SER

Provenance

By date unknown: Vicomte de Ponton d'Amécourt Collection; by 1887: with Rollin et Feuardent, 4, Rue de Louvois, 4, Paris (auction of Vicomte de Ponton d'Amécourt collection, April 1887, no. 677); by date unknown: M. H. Montagu Collection; by 1896: with Rollin et Feuardent, (auction of the Montagu collection, April 1896, no. 802); by date unknown: O'Hagan Collection, Sotheby 1907, no. 755; by 1935: U.S. Private Collection; April 4, 1935: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Credit Line

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

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 313–314

Mint

Serdica

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 5.26 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

35.290

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

212C

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins