Constantine I; AE3 Ticinum; banner with captives
Description: Constantine I (307 - 337 AD). AE3, Ticinum mint 319-320 AD. CONSTANTINVS AVG; helmeted and cuirassed bust right / VIRTVS EXERCIT; two captives seated between banner with VOT XX, PT in ex.
Diameter: AE19 mm
Weight: 2,8 g
Attribution: RIC 114
Commentary: dark grey patina, traces of silver wash
History: After the relations between Constantine and Licinius deteriorated, two battles were fought in the years between 314 and 320 AD with Constantine emerging victorious and with Licinius seeing Christians and especially the Church more and more as a force loyal to Constantine.
Article Number: 061-05-07-42750