Constantine I, 306-337 AD, AE17, Urbs Roma, Commemorative Issue, struck 330-335 AD
Ruler/Emperor:
Constantine I, the Great, As Augustus, with his sons, as Caesars
City/Region:
Antioch mint
Denomination:
AE17
Composition:
Copper
Date:
330-335 AD
Obverse:
VRBS ROMA, Helmeted bust of Roma left, wearing imperial mantle
Reverse:
She-wolf standing left; below, suckling twins; above two stars; in exergue, SMANE mintmark
Size:
17.33mm, 2.5g, 12h
Grade:
Choice VF, well centred on tight flan, copper surfaces
Rarity:
exeedingly rare, not listed in RIC, only one other specimen found in online auction archives
Provenance:
ex JAZ Numismatics (2018)
References:
RIC VII Antioch 91v var. (officina not listed)

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A special coin issued under Constantine I the Great to commemorate the foundation of Constantinople and to also reaffirm Rome as the traditional centre of the Roman Empire.

Constantine I "the Great" was Roman Emperor from 306 to 337 AD. He became sole Emperor of the Western and Eastern Roman Empires following the defeat of emperors Maxentius and Licinius. He renamed the city of Byzantium as Constantinople which become the capital of the Roman Empire, and later the Byzantine Empire, for the next thousand years. The first Roman Emperor to convert to Christianity he had a great influence on the transition to Christianity as the dominant religion in the Roman Empire