High quality follis of Helena (mother of Constantine the Great), d.330 AD, Cyzicus mint, Roman Empire

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FL HELENA AVG on obv., bust facing r. / SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE, Helena standing left, holding a branch. •SMKΔ• in ex. Mint of Cyzicus, minted 326-327 AD. 20mm, 3.21 grams. RIC 49.

Lovely brown patina with wonderful surfaces and traces of the original silvering, nicer than the scan.

Saint Helena or Saint Helen (Latin: Flavia Iulia Helena Augusta; c. 250 c. 330) was the consort of the Roman emperor Constantius Chlorus and the mother of the emperor Constantine the Great, an important figure in the history of Christianity. She is traditionally credited with a pilgrimage to Syria Palaestina, during which she discovered the True Cross of Jesus's crucifixion. She is revered as a saint by the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox, the Roman Catholic, the Lutheran[citation needed], and the Anglican churches.