Worn Roman coin ID if possible

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Charlietreasure, Feb 21, 2021.

  1. Found this metal detecting just wondering if anyone knows what it is .thanks
     

    Attached Files:

    LaCointessa and Marsyas Mike like this.
  2. Avatar

    Guest User Guest



    to hide this ad.
  3. Finn235

    Finn235 Well-Known Member

    Helena AE follis, SECVRITAS REIPVBLICE
    Helena securitas reipvblice Rome.jpg
     
  4. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Given the size of the coin and the reverse legend that is visible, I think it's one of these:

    Helena PAX PVBLICA Reduced Centenionalis Trier.jpg
    Helena, Augusta AD 324-328/330.
    Roman billon reduced centenionalis, 1.24 g, 13.4 mm.
    Trier, AD 337-340.
    Obv: FL IVL HELENAE AVG diademed and draped bust, right.
    Rev: PAX PVBLICA, Pax standing left, holding olive branch and transverse scepter; in exergue TR S.
    Refs: RIC viii, p. 144, 78; LRBC I 119; Cohen 4; RCV 17492.
     
  5. gsimonel

    gsimonel Supporter! Supporter

    Looks like it might be a commemorative coin of Helena (A.D. 324 - 330?), minted by her grandsons (Constantine II, Constantius II and Constans) around 337-340. If so, the reverse would be PAX PV-BLICA, Pax standing left, holding branch downward in right hand and traverse scepter in left, like on the coin in this photo from Wildwinds:
    temp.jpg

    The coin looks like it would clean up pretty nicely. Try soaking it in distilled water (not tap water) and scrubbing it with a toothbrush and maybe a little dishwashing liquid.
     
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page