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Coin Depicting Constantinople

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

330-335

Artist:

Roman; minted in Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey)

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin depicts a personification of the city of Constantinople, laureate, helmeted, and facing to the left, and holding a spear. The back (reverse) depicts the goddess Victory, standing with her right foot on the prow of a ship, holding a sceptre in her right hand and resting her left on a sheild.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Coin Depicting Constantinople

Place

Roman Empire (Minted in)

Date

330 CE–335 CE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Obverse: CONSTANTINOPOLIS Reverse: TRTS (?)

Dimensions

Diam.: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.2741

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