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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1897,0705.4

  • Denomination

    • siliqua
  • Description

    Silver coin.(obverse) Diademed head of Constantine I looking upwards.
    (reverse) Victory advancing left, holding wreath and shouldering palm.

  • State

    • Roman Empire
  • Authority

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 337
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 3.259 grammes
    • Die-axis: 12 o'clock
    • Diameter: 21 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        CONSTANTINVS AVG
      • Inscription Type

        mintmark
      • Inscription Position

        reverse field and exergue
      • Inscription Language

        Latin / Greek
      • Inscription Content

        M -//CONSΔ
  • Curator's comments

    Youthful head appears to be Constantine II but probably represents Constantine I as the Kaiseraugst treasure has this coin type along side a similar specimen in the name of Constantius II still as Caesar in the same mintmark group. Mintmark is close but not the same (additional mark of value in field?) as for silver at the end of RIC 7 (the earlier part of AD 337).

    (See catalogue nos. M14 and 15 of Cahn & Kaufmann-Heinimann 1984)

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  • Bibliography

    • RIC7 131A, p.719 bibliographic details
    • Cahn & Kaufmann-Heinimann 1984 M14 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1897

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    1897,0705.4

Silver coin.

Obverse & Reverse

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