Gold Medallion of Constantine the Great

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 17 October 2016

Medallions with designs similar to coins could be worn as a symbol of allegiance, or given as prestigious gifts. They were specifically to be attractive, as display or presentation pieces. Gold medallion of the Roman Emperor Constantine I (Constantine the Great), circa 326 CE. From Thessalonica (Thessaloniki), Greece. From the Thomas Collection. (The British Museum, London).



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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