Reverse: The emperor Constantine or Mars-Virtus, with spear and thunderbol...

Obverse: Head of Constantine

Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Context: Siscia
Material: Silver
Denomination: Medallion
Issuing Authority: Constantine I
Actual Weight: 17.76 g.
Die Axis: 6
Date: exact 326 AD - exact 327 AD
Dimensions: 36.5 mm.
Period: Constantinian


Obverse Type: Within a dotted circle, Constantine or Mars-Virtus, in full military costume, advances in 3/4-view to the right, holding a trophy over his left shoulder and a spear in his right hand. He places his left foot in back of a seated barbarian, in eastern dress, with a pointed hat.

Donor: Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Zoƫ Wilbour

Commentary: Imperial silver medallion with traces of gilding

Sources Used: RIC VII, 451, no. 208; pl. 13: 4 1/2 Solidi; Romans and Barbarians, no. C121