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Coin with bust of Divus Constantine I, struck under Constantine II, Constantius II, and Constans

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Obverse: veiled ust of Divus Constantine I, right. DVCONSTANTI NVSPFAVGG Reverse: Constantine, in chariot galloping right, extends his right hand upward to grasp the "hand of God" reaching down from upper field In ex., SMKA

Provenance

By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for $ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and 72.4871-72.4900)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 337–340

Mint

Cyzicus

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 1.41 gm.

Accession Number

72.473.13

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins