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Solidus with bust of Constantius II

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Obverse: Frontal bust of Constantine II, head slightly left, wearing a helmet and cuirass and holding a sword or spear in right hand behind head FL IVL CONSTANTIVS P F AVG Reverse: Roma and Constantinopolis enthroned facing, supporting between them a shield inscribed: VOT/XXX/MVLT/XXXX; GLORIA...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Jackson Holmes (1873-1950) Collection; 1932-1941 and 1949-1965: lent by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA; 1965: bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, March 10, 1965

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 355–357

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 4.48 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

65.270

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins