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Urba Roma




Denomination:  Bronze

 

Date:  Circa 330-350 CE

 

Description:  

 

The obverse of this coin does not show a portrait of the emperor which had been standard since the reign of Augustus, but instead shows the bust of Roma helmeted and wearing the imperial mantle.  She is surrounded by the name VRBS ROMA which refers to the city of Rome personified as a goddess.  This coin was minted by Constantine the Great as part of his campaign of moving his capital from Rome to Constantinople.

 

The reverse shows the she-wolf and the twin brothers, Romulus and Remus, who are the key characters in the foundation myth of Rome.  This scene became a symbol for the city of Rome.  The two stars which appear refer to Rome’s constancy.  SMALD which often appears in the exergue is the mint mark which means Signata Moneta ALexanDria, “Money struck at Alexandria.”

 

 
     
 
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