17) Thessalonica mint, A.D. 308-310
RIC 39b
Obv: CONSTANTINVS
•FIL•AVGG
Rev: VIRTVTI E-XERCITVS - Virtus, advancing right in military dress, holding transverse spear in right hand and trophy over left shoulder.
SMTS in exergue; in left field, Δ in right
26 mm, 7.2 g.

Thessalonica 39b

Note: Listed in RIC as Virtus on the reverse, it is more likely Mars. Virtus is female, and is usually depicted in military dress with one breast bare. Mars is usually shown walking, nude but with cloak and boots. To my knowledge, Virtus is never depicted holding a trophy.

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