Co 1070 (Late Roman bronze coin of deified Constantine from Constantinople) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
LRBC I, 1041, p. 25
Comparanda
RIC VII, Constantinople 37, p. 449
Description
Pierced for suspension. Choice of this particular issue: talismanic significance?
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 38, no. 383 (R. Hohlfelder identified as “House of Constantine, A.D. 337-41, Uncertain“)
Axis (1-12
12
Has denomination
AE4
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
14.0
Numismatic Mint
Constantinople
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
0.8
Obverse Description
Veiled and draped bust of deified emperor to right
Obverse Inscription
DV CONSTAN[TI]-NVS PT AVGG
Reverse Description
Emperor in flying quadriga to right being received into heaven by hand of God
Reverse Inscription
In exergue, CON[S]
Belongs to Historical Period
Late Roman (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 1070 (Late Roman bronze coin of deified Constantine from Constantinople).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co1070>