Roman Bronze Nummus, Constantinian Dynasty

Date: 306 - 361 CE
Roman Empire

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Item Description:

These high grade Roman bronzes of Constantine the Great and his sons are an excellent way to connect with the rich history of the Roman Empire. A portrait of your chosen emperor will be on the obverse side, while the reverse will show various gods, goddesses, and allegorical figures. Our coins were struck under the reign of Constantine the Great (c. 272 to 337 CE) and his sons, Constantine II, Constantius II, and Constans, who inherited the throne after their father’s death. Each ruled over different portions of the empire.

These coins were used for everyday transactions, like paying soldiers and taxes, and are a unique way to own a piece of ancient history. Each coin comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and has been professionally cleaned and conserved.

What is a nummus?

The Roman nummus was a small bronze coin that was widely used during the empire's later years. Introduced in the 4th century AD, it was made of a copper-based alloy and was created to address the shortage of gold and silver in the empire. The nummus became the most common coin used for everyday transactions and for paying soldiers and taxes. Despite their small denomination, the coins played a significant role in the empire's economy and they are considered valuable pieces of Roman numismatics.

Who was Constantine the Great?

Constantine I (dubbed "the Great") was a Roman emperor who ruled from 306 CE to 337 CE. He is known for his major accomplishments such as the Edict of Milan, which granted religious tolerance to Christians, the Council of Nicaea, where he established a unified doctrine for Christianity, and the construction of monumental structures like the Hagia Sophia. He died in 337 AD and was succeeded by his three sons, Constantine II who ruled over the western Roman Empire, Constantius II who ruled over the East, and Constans who ruled over Italy and Africa.

Your order will include:

  • The historical item(s) shown above
  • Glass top leatherette display box
  • Information card and Certificate of Authenticity

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