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Medallion with bust of Constantine II, struck under Constantine I

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Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantine II to right. CONSTANTINVSIVNNOBC Reverse: Galley to right, with five rowers. On the stern, decorated with acrostolium, the emperor seated right; on prow, Victoria to right, with trophy and wreath. Behind emperor, three military...

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Provenance

By date unknown: G. Mazzini Collection (M. Ratto, ed., Monete Imperiali Romane, vol. 5, 1958, p. 137, pl. 37); by 1959: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen auction 19, June 5-6, 1959, lot 265); February 11, 1960: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen for $ 325.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 091.

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 21.76 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

60.43

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions