Roman Bronze Nummus - Remus and Romulus
This Roman AE 3/4 Bi Nummus, issued in 322-323 CE by Roman Emperor Constantine the Great is a commemorative coin struck to celebrate the founding of Rome 1,000 years earlier. The coin depicts the story of the legendary twins Remus and Romulus suckling at the great wolf. The children were born of the god Mars and Rhea Silvia, a descendant of Aeneas. As babies the twins were left in the wild to perish, where they were found and suckled by a shewolf. When grown the twins went on to found the city of Rome. Remus was killed in a quarrel by his brother Romulus when arguing which of the Seven Hills of Rome was better.
The reverse of this commemorative coin features the famous wolf and twins, two stars, and below is the Mint mark. The obverse has the image of ROMA, goddess of the city wearing imperial robes, and the legend “URBS ROMA” translated “city of Rome”. As is typical of ancient Roman cities, there was a god or goddess named as the “patron saint” of the city. This specimen measures approximately 17 mm in diameter and composed of a copper and bronze alloy.
This City of Roma commemorative 3/4 Bi Nummus is graded CH AU (Choice About Uncirculated) by NGC (the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation). This specimen will be a treasured part of your ancient coins collection. Purchase online today from MCM!
|Year of Issue:||330-340|