Authentic Ancient Coin of: Constantine I 'The Great' -Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D. -
ROME CITY COMMEMORATIVE
Bronze AE3 17mm (2.57 grams) Constantinople mint: 330-335 A.D.
Reference: RIC 62 (VII, Constantinople)
VRBSROMA - Roma helmeted, draped and cuirassed bust left.
No legend Exe: CONS. - wolf standing left, suckling Romulus and Remus two stars above.By circa 330 A.D., Constantine the Great completed his new capital for the Roman empire called Constantinople. For this momentous occasion, he issued two commemorative coin types, one celebrating Rome and the other Constantinople. The type thatcommemorated Rome had the personification of Rome, Roma with the inscription VRBS ROMA and the founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus on the reverse suckling the she-wolf. The type thatcommemorated Constantinople had the personification of Constantinople on the obverse and Victory on a galley sailing with a shield. This was a great way for Constantine the Great to pay homage to both Rome and Constantinople.
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