of Constantine I, first wife of Constantius I
(born ca. 248 A.D. - died 330 A.D.) - AE3 - 17.85mm, 2.92gr
|Obverse - FL HELENA AVG
Helena, her pearl-diademed and mantled bust right,
|Reverse - SECURITAS REIPVBLICE
SMKA dot in Exergue
Securitas (or Helena) standing left, lowering branch,
raising robe with right hand.
|Minted at the 1st officina in
Cyzicus (Balkiz, Turkey) between 325 and 326 A.D.
Bruun, P.M., "Roman Imperial Coinage", Volume 7 (RIC), Cyzicus, p649, nr 39, obverse legend 12, bust E10
Failmezger, V., "Roman Bronze Coins From Paganism To Christianity 294-364 A.D.", nr 357H
Carson, R.A.G., Hill, P.V., & Kent, J.P.C., "Late Roman Bronze Coinage", Part I, p28, nr 1194
Sear, D.R., "Roman Coins and their Values" (RCV 4th Revised Edition), p329, nr. 3908, variety with SMKA dot mint mark.
Van Meter, D., "Handbook of Roman Imperial Coins", p293, nr 3, reverse legend variety
Quality: Very Fine