Lick picture and select "View/Open Image" for large hi-res. Ancient Roman Coin of Constantine the Great. "Urbs Roma" = City Of Rome.
Commemorative coin from reign of Constantine the Great. Struck under the reign Constantine I Struck 333-334 AD, Arles mint, Second Officina. Struck under Constantine I to commemorate the moving of the Roman capitol from Rome to Constantinople. From the Epfig Hoard This coin comprises one of the coins found in the Epfig Hoard. Originally discovered in 2010 in the small town of Epfig, in the Alsace-Lorraine region of France, these coins were part of 110 kg of Roman treasure hidden away in three large ceramic pots.For over 1600 years, these coins were buried and kept in stunning condition. This Roman Coin of Constantius II has been graded in MS (Mint State) condition by NGC. It is truly rarest of Ancient coins to have a pedigree stretching to the original time of coin in circulation including original find spot, AND rated R4 in rarity in RIC (Extremely Rare)!
In Latin, plumed and crested helmeted bust of Roma left wearing Imperial mantle/cloak seen frontally. Reverse: She-wolf standing left, looking back, suckling twins Romulus and Remus; wreath between two stars above; SCONST in exergue. Romulus and Remus suckling from She-wolf; two stars--representing the Dioscuri--above with a wreath between with dot in center.Mintmark: SCONST S ecunda [=Second officina] CONST. Arles was renamed Constantina in 328 AD. Rarity R4 Extremely Rare in RIC.
RIC (=Roman Imperial Coinage) is the general abbreviation for a set of 13 volumes of identification catalogs of Roman coins. RIC is the world standard scholarly reference. NGC Certified Graded MS Mint State! , Well-centered, attractive dark olive green patina.
In the Roman foundation myth, it was a she-wolf that nursed and sheltered the twins Romulus and Remus after they were abandoned in the wild by order of King Amulius of Alba Longa. She cared for the infants at her den, a cave known as the Lupercal, until they were discovered by a shepherd, Faustulus. Romulus would later become the founder and first king of Rome.The image of the she-wolf suckling the twins has been a symbol of Rome since ancient times and is one of the most recognizable icons of ancient mythology. All illustrations are of the actual item offered. The authenticity of all pieces is fully guaranteed. Images are not actual size Please see description for actual measurements. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins: Ancient\Roman: Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)". The seller is "zeus_gallery" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.