Roman Billon Nummus of Constantine I - Remus and Romulus
This Roman AE 3/4 Bi Nummus, was issued during the reign of Constantine I to celebrate the founding of Rome 1,000 years earlier. This is one of two popular commemoratives issued at this time to honor the ancient city of Rome, and the new Roman capital, Constantinople. Issued by Constantine the Great, who took the Cross as his symbol and changed the Western World by making Christianity the official religion of the Empire.
The Bi Nummus depicts the legendary story of twins Remus and Romulus. The children were born of the god Mars and Rhea Silvia, a descendant of Aeneas. Left to perish in the wild, the twins were suckled by a wolf, when grown the twins went on to found the city of Rome.
The reverse of this commemorative The City of Roma coin features the foundation myth - the famous twins suckling at the she wolf, 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 “city of Rome”. 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 MS, Mint State by NGC (the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation). This excellent example will be a treasured part of your ancient coins collection. Purchase online today from MCM!
|Year of Issue:||330-340|
|Legal Tender:||Roman Empire|