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Artist Anonymous ( Roman Empire)
Title Imperial Medallion of Constantine I
English: This medallion of Constantine the Great (ruled 306-337) was struck at the mint of Nicomedia (now Izmit, Turkey) for the celebration of the 30th anniversary of his rule. The Latin inscription on the reverse refers to him by name: "Victorious Constantine, Augustus." Anniversaries were often marked by the issue of medallions that served as gifts from the emperor to state officials, military leaders, and others in his favour.
Русский: Медальон Константина I Великого (правил 306-337), отчеканен в Никомедии (сейчас Измит, Турция) к празднованию 30-летия правления. Латинская надпись на обороте называет его по имени: "Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus". Часто на памятные даты производилась чеканка медальонов, которые служили в качестве подарков от императора для государственных чиновников и военачальников.
Date AD 336-337 (Late Antique)
Medium gold
Dimensions 0.1 × 2 cm (0 × 0.8 in) (d. x diam.)
Accession number 59.690
Credit line Museum purchase, 1946
Inscriptions [Translation] Victorious Constantine, Augustus
Ownership history
  • Edward Gans, New York, by purchase
  • Walters Art Museum, 1946, by purchase
place of origin Nicomedia (present-day Izmit, Turkey)
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