A ROMAN BRONZE FOLLIS OF HELENA AUGUSTA SET IN 18K GOLD SWIVEL RING

A ROMAN BRONZE FOLLIS OF HELENA AUGUSTA SET IN 18K GOLD SWIVEL RING


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Coins: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1297061

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Constantinople Mint; 9 September 337-Spring 340

Obverse: Bust of Helena Augusta facing right wearing mantle, necklace and wide diadem. FL IVL HELE-NAE AVG.

Reverse: Pax standing left holding branch and transverse scepter. CONSE in exergue. PAX PUBLICA.

Coin in good condition set in modern 18K gold swivel ring, can also be worn as a pendant.

Weight: 8.1g; US Ring Size 7.

Bibliography:

RIC VIII, 34 or 49

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Helena Augusta (c. 250-330 CE), often called Saint Helena, was the consort of Constantine Chlorus and 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.