Two medallions of Constantius I by Unknown Artist

Medallions commemorating the defeat of Alectus and the recovery of Britain as a Roman province.

Details

Medium:
Gold
Art Fund grant:
£300 ( Total: £2,200)
Acquired in:
1928

Minted at Trier in the name of Constantius Caesar. One medal shows him in imperial robes, on the other he is identified with the god Hercules. On the reverse of both he wears military clothing and gestures towards a female figure, Victory personified.

Provenance

Discovered at Beaurains near Arras.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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