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St. Helena, Augusta, 8 November 324 - c. 330 A.D., Mother of Constantine the Great
Constantine appointed his mother Helena as Augusta Imperatrix, and gave her unlimited access to the imperial treasury in order to locate the relics of Judaeo-Christian tradition. In 326 - 328 Helena undertook a trip to the Holy Places in Palestine. According to Eusebius of Caesarea she was responsible for the construction or beautification of two churches, the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, and the Church on the Mount of Olives, sites of Christ's birth and ascension, respectively.
RL28383. Billon centenionalis
, RIC VII
Trier 481, gVF, nice style
, light porosity
, 1st officina
(Trier, Germany) mint, weight
3.365g, maximum diameter
18.5mm, die axis
, 326 A.D.; obverse
FL HELENA AVGVSTA
, draped bust
SECVRITAS REIPVBLICE (security of the Republic), Securitas
standing half left, branch pointed down in right, raising pallium
with left, PTR and dot over crescent in exergue
Catalog current as of Sunday, December 9, 2018.
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