Follis with bust of Helena, struck under Constantine I

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 327–328


Mint: Treveri

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 3.33 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

35.285

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Helena, right, wearing diadem set with pearls and necklace of pearls.
[FL H]ELENA AVGVSTA
Reverse: Female figure, draped and veiled, standing left, in right hand, branch; with left hand she holds drapery.
SECVRITAS REIPVBLICE STRE (in exergue)

Provenance

By 1935: U.S. Private Collection; April 4, 1935: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)