RIC VII Rome 327

Title

RIC VII Rome 327

Date

330 CE

Description

Bust of Constantine I, rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed, right; Two soldiers, helmeted, draped, cuirassed, standing facing each other, each holding reversed spear in outer hand and resting inner hand on shield; between them, two standards

Subject

Coin

Publisher

Bethel University Digital Library

Contributor

Haley Johnson

Coverage

POINT(1391493.634722222 5146011.678566458)

Type

Coin

Format

image/jpeg

Language

Roman

Identifier

RomancoinJohnson0201.jpg; RomancoinJohnson0202.jpg

Mint

Roma (Rome)

Denomination

AE2
AE3

Authority

Constantine I (306- 337 A.D.)

Deity

None

Portrait

Constantine I

Region

Italy

Material

Bronze

Obverse Legend

CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG

Obverse Type

Bust of Constantine I, rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed, right

Reverse Legend

GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS

Reverse Type

Two soldiers, helmeted, draped, cuirassed, standing facing each other, each holding reversed spear in outer hand and resting inner hand on shield; between them, two standards

Obverse Analysis

The obverse has a bust of Constantine I with the MAX AVG that established him as the greatest of the great emperors of all of Rome. Constantine is draped with a garment that was commonly used to indicate power.

Reverse Analysis

This is one of the most common ways to depict Constantine and his coins with Glory to the army. On other coins such as this one, the soldiers are seen to be relaxing on their own swords, which was a position taken by the guard to show the powerful protective forces of the emperor.

Mintmark

-/-//RFP

Files

RomancoinJohnson0201.jpg
RomancoinJohnson0202.jpg

Citation

“RIC VII Rome 327,” Render Unto Caesar, accessed October 19, 2019, http://renderuntocaesar.betheldigitalscholarship.org/items/show/38.

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