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Medallion (1/60 libra) with bust of Constantine I

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Obverse: Bust of Constantine I, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right. CONSTAN TINVSPFAVG Reverse: Alamannia seated left, right hand supporting head. At right, trophy. GAVDIVMROMANORVM in exergue: ALAMANNIA

Provenance

By 1949: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Freiestrasse 103, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen auction 8, Gelben Saal des Stadtcasinos, Barfüsserplatz, Basel, December 8-10, 1949, lot 967); by date unknown: Walter Niggeler Collection; by 1967: with Bank Leu & Co. AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (auction of the Walter Niggeler Collection, Malzgasse 25, Basel, November 2-3, 1967, lot 1506); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen AG., May 12, 1971

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 319–321

Mint

Treveri

Dimensions

Diameter: 21.5 mm. Weight: 5.17 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1971.210

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions