Constantinople Mint; c. 330 A.D.
Obverse: Helena wearing diadem and mantle facing right. F L IVL HE-LENA AVG around outer edge.
Reverse: Pax (Peace) standing facing left holding a palm leaf and a scepter. PAX PUBLICA around edge. CONSA in exergue.
Coin in very fine condition. Natural patina present. Found in Bethlehem. Set in modern 18K gold with 24 diamonds.
Diameter: 17 mm; Weight: 5.45 g (includes gold and diamonds)
Worldwide shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.
Export Approval from Israel Antiquities Authority.
Roman Imperial Coinage, Vol. 8, 34.
Helena Augusta (c. 250-330 A.D), often called Saint Helena, is most remembered as the mother of Constantine the Great. She is later credited as the finder of the true cross and is still considered a saint by many forms of modern Christianity.