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Collection Roman Collection
Catalog Number 2015.7.112
Object Name Coin
Description Roman Imperial coin, bronze, AE 3/4. Struck in commemoration of Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus Augustus (Constantine I, or Constantine the Great) in Rome, 330-346 C.E. The helmeted bust of Roma, the goddess and personification of Rome, wears an imperial mantle and faces left with the inscriptions "VRBS ROMA" surrounding image. On reverse, the standing figure of a she-wolf is suckling Romulus and Remus, the twin brothers of Rome's foundation myth, faces left with the inscriptions "RP" in the exergum. Obverse and reverse images and inscriptions based on Sear reference; coin irregularly shaped and badly damaged rendering the images and inscriptions difficult to decipher.
Date range: 330-346 C.E.

Reference: David Sear, "Roman Coins and Their Values", (Vol IV, 2011), pgs 503-506. (All types are worth around $13-15)
Title Constantine I
Date 330-346 CE
Material Bronze
Dimensions Dia-0.813 inches
Credit line Gift of Arthur G. and Roswitha Haas
Place of Origin Europe/Italy/Rome
Subjects Roman Empire
Ancient Rome