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Follis (?) with bust of Constantine I

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Obverse: Bust of Constantine, diademed, cuirassed, right. [CONSTANTIN]VSMAXAVG Reverse: Two soldiers standing facing; each holds vertical spear in one hand and rests other on shield on ground; between them military standard carrying flag on which is a wreath. GLOR IAEXERC ITVS ...

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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. 330–335

Mint

Antioch

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 1.23 gm.

Accession Number

72.473.8

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins