Reverse: Constantine II, with a trophy and a panther at his feet, presents...

Obverse: Diademed bust of Constantine the Great

Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Context: Rome
Material: Bronze
Denomination: Medallion
Issuing Authority: Constantine I
Actual Weight: 26.36 g.
Die Axis: 10
Date: exact 306 AD - exact 337 AD
Dimensions: 37.5 mm.
Region: Latium
Period: Constantinian

Obverse Type: Constantine II, in military costume, presents a phoenix on a globe to the half-draped emperor, Constantine the Great, seated in 3/4-view to the left, on a cuirass. Constantine II, standing to the right, holds a trophy over his left shoulder, while a panther is seated, to the right, at his feet. Constantine the Great holds a scepter in his left hand, while he receives the globe with her right.

Donor: Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Zoƫ Wilbour

Commentary: Imperial bronze medallion

Sources Used: Gnecchi 1912, 2.134, no. 3, pl. 130, no. 2; Romans and Barbarians, 158, no. C120 (ill.); C. Vermeule, Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts 73 (1975) 20 (ill.); Knudsen 1988, 57, 83, 225, 291, fig. 22