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Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Roman
Creator Dates/Places: Roman Republic and Empire
Creator Name-CRT: Roman
Title: Coin Showing Emperor Constantine the Great
Title Type: preferred
Title: Coin: Constantinus
Title Type: alternate
Title: Reverse: Constantine on Horseback
Creation Start Date: 307
Creation End Date: 337
Creation Date: Reign of Constantine, Roman Empire, A.D. 324-25
Creation Place: ...,Turkey,Mediterranean Region,Isparta province,Antioch
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Coin
Materials and Techniques: Gold solidus
Dimensions: Diameter: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.)
Inscriptions: Obverse: CONSTANTINUS PF AVG (Constantine P[ius] F[elix] AUG[ustus]; 'Constantine, Dutiful and Fortunate August One')Reverse: ADVENTUS AUGUSTI N (ADVENTUS AUGUSTI N[OSTRI]: 'The Coming of our Lord [Constantine]')
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1922.4903
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Martin A. Ryerson
Subject Description: The portrait of Constantine on the obverse of this coin is among the last in the history of Roman coinage, for increasingly the emphasis lay not on the individual person of the emperor but on the office. Constantine's luminous eyes in this coin portrait were said by his contemporaries to reflect his divine inspiration.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1922.4903
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1999
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