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Solidus with head of Constantine I

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Obverse: Head of Constantine right, laureate. CONSTANTI NVSPFAVG Reverse: Mars carrying spear and trophy walking right between two captives seated on ground, both in attitude of distress. VIRTVS AVGVSTIN in exergue: SMT

Provenance

1935, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 4, 1935)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 316–317

Mint

Ticinum

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 4.40 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

35.292

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

212C

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins