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Follis with bust of Constantius II, struck under Constantine I

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Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed bust of Constantius II to right. [FL CL CO]NSTANTIVSNOBC Reverse: Two soldiers standing, facing one another, holding spear in outer hand; inner hand resting on shield on ground; between them, two standards. GLOR IAEXER[CITVS] in ex.: TRS

Provenance

Collected by Sidney A. Wien (1902-1962), Atlanta, Georgia, between the mid-1940's and 1962; by descent to his daughter, Claire W. Morse, in 1962; to the MFA in November 2004, gift of Claire W. and Richard P. Morse.

Credit Line

The Sidney A. and Ellen M. Wien Collection—Given in their memory by Claire W. and Richard P. Morse

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 330–331

Mint

Treveri

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 2.53 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

2004.1349

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins