A.D. 330-335 Constantine The Great Bronze Follis


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To celebrate the establishment of the new capital, Constantinople, Constantine the Great issued a bronze coin to honor Rome, the old capital. The coin's obverse legend reads URBS ROMA (city of Rome), while its reverse shows he she-wolf and twins which recalls Rome's founding story. By A.D. 330 Rome was a city in decline, and perhaps this coin made the citizens of Rome feel better about their loss of prestige.