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Time of Constantine the Great, Commemorative AE follis

Time of Constantine the Great, Commemorative AE follis



Time of Constantine the Great, Commemorative AE follis

Struck: Lyon 322 AD

Urbs Roma Commemorative AE follis, Lyons mint 332 AD.

Obverse: VRBS ROMA, helmeted, mantled bust of Roma left.
Reverse: No legend, She-wolf standing left suckling the twins Romulus and Remus, two stars above, dot-in-crescent and PLG in ex.

Mintmark: dot-in-crescent PLG
RIC VII 257; Sear 3894

Article code: 13-6224

Available: -1


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Constantine the Great and his sons issued a few different types of commemorative coins from 330-346. These were issued to mark the move of the Empire's capital from Rome to Constantinople (formerly Byzantium, but renamed after Constantine in 330 AD) and to also re-affirm Rome as the traditional centre of the Empire. Thirteen mints produced these commemorative coins: Alexandria, Antioch, Arelate (Arles), Aquileia, Constantinople, Cyzicus, Heraclea, Lugdunum (Lyons), Nicomedia, Rome, Siscia, Thessalonica, Trier.

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