Superb Ancient Roman Bronze Follis Coin of Constantine the Great - 330 AD

Ancient Coins - Superb Ancient Roman Bronze Follis Coin of Constantine the Great - 330 AD
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A superb example of an ancient Roman bronze follis issued by the first Christian Emperor, Constantine the Great to celebrate the foundation of Rome. Minted 330 - 341 AD in Trier, Germany.


The obverse with the personification of the city of Rome, Roma shown facing left with plumed helmet and cuirass. The legend reading:


VRBS ROMA


[To the] "City of Rome"


The reverse with she-wolf, standing left, Romulus and Remus suckling below. Trier mint mark in exergue.

 


This fascinating coin is from a series of coins issued by the very first Christian Emperor, Constantine the Great. This particular example celebrates the founding of Rome, the reverse showing the famous image of the twin brothers, Romulus and Remus, the mythological founders of Rome.


A beautifully struck and preserved example, of fine style. One of the most appealing examples we have seen.

 


Diameter: 17.7 mm.


Weight: 2.85 g.


Provenance:


Ex. British private collection.

Preis SKU: 26684
US$ 270.00
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