A ROMAN BRONZE FOLLIS OF ST. HELEN IN 18K GOLD PENDANT
Please refer to our stock # C.8.22 when inquiring.
Minted in Constantinople 324-328/30 A.D.
Obverse : Diademed and mantled bust of Helena Augusta facing right, wearing a necklace .
Reverse: Securitas (the Roman personification of security) standing, head left, lifting dress and holding branch.
Found in Bethlehem. In very good condition with natural, dark green patina. Set in modern 18K gold setting handmade by the finest Armenian-Jerusalemite jewellers.
20 mm diameter; 6.6 g weight for gold and coin.
Worldwide shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.
Export Approval from Israel Antiquities Authority
Flavia Julia Helena Augusta, also known as Saint Helena, Saint Helen, Helena Augusta or Helena of Constantinople (ca. 250 – ca. 330) was consort of Constantius Chlorus, and the mother of Emperor Constantine I. She is traditionally credited with finding the relics of the True Cross.