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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.31.4.16
People
Constantius II, Roman (r. 337-361)
Title
Solidus of Constantius II, Arelate (Arles)
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
355-360
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Arelate (Gaul)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Late, to Early Byzantine
Culture
Roman
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/196432
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gold
Metal
AV
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
4.63 g
Die Axis
12
Denomination
solidus
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS PERP AVG
  • Reverse Inscription: GLORIA REIPVBLICAE VOT XXX MVLT XXXX
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC VIII, p. 221, 238
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.31.4.16
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv: clockwise from lower left, FL[AVIVS] IVL[IVS] CONSTAN TIVS PERP[ETVVS] AVC[VSTVS] (Flavius Julius Constantiius Eternal Augustus)
Rev: clockwise from lower left, GLORIA REI PUBLICAE (Glory of the State); on shield, VOT[A]/XXX/MVLT[IS VOTIS]/XXXX (vows of the 30th anniversary, with many vows for a 40th anniversary); in exergue, KONSTAN (mintmark of Arles, workshop 3); star
Publication History

Ioli Kalavrezou, Byzantine Women and Their World, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2003), p. 47/4a,4b

Exhibition History

Byzantine Women and Their World, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/25/2002 - 04/28/2003

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