Copy of a medal depicting Constantine the Great, Roman Emperor (c. 285-337). The original medal by Cristoforo di Geremia (active 1456-1476) was cast in about 1468. This two piece electrotype copy was made circa 1881 by Robert Ready. This two piece electrotype copy was made circa 1881 at British Museum by Robert Ready from a cast bronze held by that museum (Reg: M.41). The electrotype is copper plated and toned.

Obverse Description

Bust of Constantine facing right, wearing oak-leaf crown, and paludamentum fastened with bulla on right shoulder over cuirass; around, CAESAR IMPERATOR PONT PPP ET SEMPER AVGVSTVS VIR

Reverse Description

At left, Constantine, laureate, wearing toga, grasping with his right hand the right hand of the Church, a female figure who stands facing left, veiled, wearing tunic and mantle; he holds in left hand a winged caduceus, and she in her left hand a cornucopiae; around, CONCORDIA AVGG; in exergue, S C; on exergue line, CHRISTOPHORVS HIERIMIAE F

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