Constantine I; AE3 Ticinum; Victories flanking altar
Description: Constantine I (306 - 337 AD). AE3, Ticinum mint 318-319 AD. IMP CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG; laureate, helmeted and cuirassed bust right / VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP; two Victoriae standing facing one another, supporting between them shield inscribed VOT PR in two lines above small columnar decorated with a cross; PT in ex.
Diameter: AE18 mm
Weight: 3,16 g
Attribution: RIC 87
Commentary: scarce with cross; grey patina with some deposits
History: The appearance of crosses on the Constantinian coinage is cleraly a sign of religious influance and not just a random adornment.
Article Number: 063-02-05-43702