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Medallion with bust of Constantine I

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Obverse: Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Constantine I to right. CONSTANTI NVSMAXAVG Reverse: Constantine, laureate, draped and cuirassed, riding to right, spearing a barabrian who falls at right. The barbarian holds a spear in the right hand and raises his left in submission. VIRTVS...

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Provenance

By date unknown: L. A. Lawrence Collection; by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift to MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in honor of their daughter Emily D. B. Vermeule, January 11, 1978; reassigned to the Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Zoë Wilbour, January 11, 1978

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 327–333

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 38 mm. Weight: 30.34 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1978.36

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions