Helena, Mother of Constantine the Great, Reduced Follis

Ancient Coins - Helena, Mother of Constantine the Great, Reduced Follis
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Helena, Mother of Constantine the Great
AE Reduced Follis (18 mm)
circa 330 AD

She is considered a Saint by the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches, as well as by the Anglican Communion and Lutheran Churches.
Constantine gave her unlimited access to the imperial treasury in order to locate the relics of Judeo-Christian� tradition. In 326-28 Helena undertook a trip to the Holy Places in Palestine. According to Eusebius of Caesarea she was responsible for the construction or beautification of two churches, the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, and the Church on the Mount of Olives, sites of Christ's birth and ascension. Local founding legend attributes to Helena's orders the construction of a church in Egypt to identify the Burning Bush of Sinai.

Obv: FL HELENA AVGVSTA ; Diademed and draped bust right.
Rev: SECVRITAS REIPVBLICE ; Empress standing left holding branch.

Sear (1988) 3908 v.
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