Constantine the Great

2.  Busts with adjuncts


J. with globe, sceptre, and/ or mappa

J1
laureate,
draped,
globe,scepter in left hand,
mappa in right hand
J1 Bust   Constantine
J2
laureate,
cuirassed,
mappa in left hand
J3
laureate,
draped,
cuirassed,
mappa in raised right hand,
sceptre across left shoulder
J3 Bust  Licinius


K. Consular

K1
laureate,
wearing trabea
K2
laureate,
cuirassed,
eagle-tipped sceptre in right hand
K3
laureate,
wearing trabea,
eagle tipped sceptre in right hand
K3 Bust  Constantine
K4
laureate,
wearing trabea,
eagle tipped sceptre in right hand,
globe (in left hand*)
Constantine  K4 bust
K5
radiate,
wearing trabea,
eagle-tipped sceptre in right hand
Constantine  K5 bust
K6
helmeted,
cuirassed,
eagle-tipped sceptre in right hand
K7
diademed,
wearing trabea,
eagle-tipped sceptre in right hand
*In RIC this description ends with the word globe. It seems they left out rest of the description, which I have supplied in parenthesis.


L. Showing imperatorial gesture (raising hand, holding globe)

L1
laureate,
draped,
cuirassed,
raising right hand
L1 Bust  Constans
L2
laureate,
cuirassed,
raising right hand
L3
laureate,
draped,
cuirassed,
raising right hand,
globe in left
L3 Bust
L4
radiate,
cuirassed,
raising right hand,
globe in left hand
L4 Bust  Constantine
L5
radiate,
wearing trabea,
raising right hand,
globe in left hand
L5 Bust  Constantine
L6
nimbate bust,
facing,
draped,
cuirassed,
raising right hand,
globe in left hand*
L6 Bust  Constantine
L7
helmeted,
cuirassed,
raising right hand
L7 bust
L8
diademed,
draped,
cuirassed,
raising right hand,
globe in left hand

* Same as Q2


M.  with globe

M1
laureate,
cuirassed,
with globe
M2
laureate,
wearing trabea,
holding globe
Constantine I  M2 bust  laureate, wearing trabea, holding globe
M3
high- crested helmet,
wearing trabea,
holding globe


N. helmeted with reversed spear (Constantinopolis)

N1
laureate helmet,
wearing imperial cloak,
reversed spear
N1 Bust
N2
helmet with pearl diadem,
wearing imperial cloak,
reversed spear**
N2 Bust

** The pearl diadem is actually laureate and is the result of the technique of engraving, especially at Cyzicus.


O. Conjugate busts

O1
Sol radiate,
Constantine laureate,
draped,
cuirassed,
raising right hand,
globe in left hand
Constantine  O1 bust
O2
Sol radiate,
Constantine laureate,
cuirassed,
with spear and shield
Constantine  O2 bust


P. Confronted busts

P1
nimbate busts,
bare-headed,
facing,
draped,
cuirassed
P1 Bust   Licinius and Licinius II
P2
laureate,
draped,
facing one another,
together holding Victory on globe,
each holding short sceptre
P2 Bust    Licinius I and Licinius II
P3
laureate,
draped,
facing one another,
together holding trophy with two shields
P3 Bust  Licinius and Licinius II
P4
laureate,
draped,
facing one another,
together holding Fortuna
P4 Bust   Licinius and Licinius II   image photographed by Doug Smith in Tory Failmezger's Roman Bronze Coins


Q. Nimbate busts, facing

Q1
draped,
cuirassed
Constantine
Q2
draped,
cuirassed,
raising right hand,
globe in left hand*
Constantine
Q3
draped,
cuirassed,
Victory on globe in right hand,
mappa in left hand**
Constantine  Q3 bust

*Same as bust L6.
**Same as bust I7


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last modified on 20 July 2007

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