Constantine I; AE3 Antioch; quadriga
Description: Constantine I (307 - 337 AD). AE3 Antioch mint 337-340 AD. DV CONSTANTINVS PT AVGG; veiled and draped bust right / Emperor, veiled, in quadriga right, the hand of God reaches down from above, star between; SMANA in ex.
Diameter: AE16 mm
Weight: 1,26 g
Attribution: RIC 37
Commentary: bronze patina, sharp details, great depiction of manus dei, small flat strike area on reverse
History: This coin wonderfully mixes still predominant pagan iconography with the hint ("hand of God") of Christian symbolism.
Article Number: 061-08-04-42750