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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Constantinian Era| > |Helena| > RL91943
St. Helena, Augusta, 8 November 324 - c. 330 A.D., Mother of Constantine the Great
Helena is a saint in the Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches and famed for her piety. Her feast day as a saint of the Orthodox Christian Church is celebrated with her son on May 21, the "Feast of the Holy Great Sovereigns Constantine and Helen, Equal to the Apostles." Her feast day in the Roman Catholic Church falls on August 18. Her feast day in the Coptic Orthodox Church is on 9 Pashons. Eusebius records the details of her pilgrimage to Palestine and other eastern provinces (though not her discovery of the True Cross). She is the patron saint of new discoveries.
RL91943. Billon reduced centenionalis, cf. SRCV V 17492 ff., RIC VIII Trier 55, LRBC I 119, Cohen VII 4, Hunter V -, aVF, Treveri (Trier, Germany) mint, weight 1.667g, maximum diameter 19.9mm, die axis 180o, 337 - 340 A.D.; obverse FL IVL HELENA AVG, diademed and mantled bust right wearing necklace; reverse PAX PVBLICA, Pax standing left, olive branch pointed down in right hand, long scepter transverse in left hand, TRP[...] in exergue; SOLD











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