Co 749 (Late Roman follis of Constantine I from Nicomedia) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
sim. RIC VII, Heraclea 5, p. 542 (reverse legend varies; production of this type by officina 4 not listed in RIC)
Preservation comment
Wear: VF/F. Slightly nicked edge; somewhat sparse, minute pitting and rare flaking. Wide areas of thin white to pale blue bronze disease.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 37, no. 364 (R. Hohlfelder identified as “Constantine, Uncertain, Follis“)
Axis (1-12
12
Has denomination
Follis
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
21.0
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
2.28
Obverse Description
Laureate head of emperor to right (in tetrarchic style)
Obverse Inscription
IMP C FL VAL CO[NST]ANTINVS P F AVG
Reverse Description
Naked Jupiter standing to left holding sceptre in left hand and victoriola in extended right hand; to left, eagle
Reverse Inscription
[IOVI CONS]–ERVATORI; to right of figure, Δ; in exergue, SMH[T]
Belongs to Historical Period
Late Roman (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Eagle (Visual Motif)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Nike/Victoria (Visual Motif)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Zeus/Jupiter (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 749 (Late Roman follis of Constantine I from Nicomedia).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co0749>