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Medallion with bust of Roma, struck under Constantine I

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Obverse: Bust of Roma, helmeted and cuirassed to left. VRBS ROMA Reverse: Emperor to right, spear in right hand, orb in left. Kneeling bound captive at left. At right, captive in pose of supplication. VIRTV S AVG

Provenance

By 1972: with David Miller, V. C. Vecchi & Sons, Church House, 23 Great Smith Street, London SW 1; purchased by MFA from David Miller, V. C. Vecchi & Sons, December 13, 1972

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter 33.5 mm. Weight: 13.67 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1972.999

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions