Constantine I; AE3 Ticinum; Victories with shield
Description: Constantine I (307 - 337 AD). AE3, Ticinum mint 318-319 AD. IMP CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG; laureate, helmeted and cuirassed bust right / VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP; two Victories standing facing, together holding shield inscribed VOT-PR in two lines on altar, PT in ex.
Diameter: AE17 mm
Weight: 2,86 g
Attribution: RIC Ticinum 82
Commentary: brown-grey patina, great portrait
History: Victory was one of the deities who survived the Christianization of the empire and, albeit more understood as a symbol, still appeared on the coinage abd became transformed into Christian angel.
Article Number: 061-03-02-42750