The Medal of Constantine

Book Title: Constantini Imp. Byzantini numismatis argentai expositio duplex Iosephi Scaligeri [et] Marqvardi Frehari

Author: Scaliger, Joseph Juste, 1540-1609

Image Title: The Medal of Constantine

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Description: The Medal of Constantine (reverse) shows two female figures (virtue and vice?) contemplating the Christian cross arising from the tree of life and fountain of life. The Latin text around the border (Mihi Absit Gloriari Nisi in Cruce Domini Nostri Ihv Xri ) is from Galatians 6:14, “May I never boast of anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.” See, Craig Barclay, “Byzantium and the Origins of the Renaissance Medal” ( ).

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