Constantine I the Great and Related Ancient Roman Coin Collecting Guide
Video and Article Exploring the Types of coins from the era of Constantine the Great, his family and other important historical figures
Coins of Constantine and related coins including family such as Saint Helena and more. Video discusses these coins in more detail.
Constantine the Great was Roman emperor from 307-337 A.D. His father was Constantius I ‘Chlorus’ and mother was Helena, also known as Saint Helena.
In this article, I explore different coins of Constantine I the Great and related. Watch the video above where I talk about these coins in more detail.
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Constantine I ‘The Great’ – Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D.
Caesar (Recognized): 306-309 A.D. | Filius Augustorum (Recognized): 309-310 A.D. | Augustus (Self-Proclaimed): 307-310 A.D. | Augustus (Recognized): 310-337 A.D. |
Son of Constantius I and Helena | Step-son of Theodora | Husband of Minervina and Fausta | Father (by Minervina) of Crispus and (by Fausta) of Constantine II, Constantius II, Constans, Constantina (wife of Hanniballianus & Constantius Gallus) and Helena the Younger (wife of Julian II) | Son-in-law of Maximian and Eutropia | Brother-in-law of Maxentius | Half-brother of Constantia (w. of Licinius I) | Half-uncle of Delmatius, Hanniballianus, Constantius Gallus, Julian II, Licinius II and Nepotian | Grandfather of Constantia (wife of Gratian) |
The Coins of Constantine the Great and Related
Below is a link to some of the finest examples of ancient Roman coins of Constantine the Great and the related family. Reading this article and watching this video will help you also become an expert in these types of coins. Some of the advantages of collecting coins of this period, is that they are some of the most affordable coins of the time period. Also reading this article and watching this video, you can learn more about the more rare types of coins that are available so you know exactly what to look for. With 27 high quality and rare examples illustrated here, you can also explore more in my eBay Store. With over 13,000 coins and artifacts to choose from, you may find exactly what you are looking for. Every item is guaranteed authentic for a lifetime, comes with a beautiful certificate of authenticity (professionally researched, leveraging my many years of experience) FREE, and a 30 day unconditional money back satisfaction guarantee. You can make an offer on almost my entire inventory, so you can always find some amazing discounts and deals on ancient coins. I believe in having my patrons return for a lifetime, so satisfaction is my goal. If you haven’t bought a coin in the best, you are in the right hands dealing with someone whom is both passionate and professional in the subject .
Divo CONSTANTIUS I Chlorus CONSECRATIO 306AD Eagle Constantine the Great i43470
Constantius I ‘Chlorus’ – Roman Emperor: 305-306 A.D.
Father of Constantine I the Great
Bronze Follis 29mm (10.49 grams) Lugdunum mint, circa 306-307 A.D.
Deification Issue Under Constantine the Great
Reference: Bastien, Lyon, 387 (30 specimens); RIC 202. Cohen 26 (2 Fr.)
DIVO CONSTANTIO AVG, head laureate right.
CONSECRATIO, eagle with spread wings standing right, head turned back and looking upwards.
* Numismatic Note: Super rare coin.
HELENA Constantine the Great mother STAR 318AD Very Rare Roman Coin i19012
Helena ‘known as Saint Helena’– Mother of Constantine the Great –
Bronze Follis 19mm (3.39 grams) Thessalonica mint: 318-319 A.D.
Reference: RIC VII 50; Kent-Hirmer pl. 162, 637; LRBC 821
Pedigree: Ex Gorny & Mosch
HELENA N F, draped bust right.
Eight-pointed star in laurel wreath.
Theodora stepmother of Constantine I the Great Rare Ancient Roman Coin i42096
Commemorative struck after her death
Bronze AE4 16mm (1.84 grams) Struck Posthumously at the mint of Trier circa 337-340 A.D.
Reference: Trier RIC 56
FL MAX THEODORAE AVG, diademed, draped bust right
PIETAS ROMANA, Pietas standing facing, holding a child at her breast, mintmark TRS dot.
Constantine I the Great 326AD Ancient Roman Coin Military camp gate i40647
Bronze AE3 19mm (2.82 grams) Thessalonica mint: 326-328 A.D.
Reference: RIC 153 (VII, Thessalonica)
CONSTANTINVS AVG – Laureate head right.
PROVIDENTIAE AVG G Exe: ./SMTSЄ – Military Camp gate with two turrets and one star.
Constantine I The Great 330AD Ancient Roman Coin Standard Glory of Army i39864
Bronze AE3 18mm (2.34 grams) Heraclea mint: 330-333 A.D.
Reference: RIC 121 (VII, Heraclea)
CONSTANTINVSMAXAVG – Rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
GLORIAEXERCITVS Exe: .SMHB. – Two soldiers standing either side of two standards.*Numismatic Note: The reverse legend dedicates this coin to “the Glory of Army ”
Constantine I The Great 313AD Ancient Roman Coin Sol Sun God Cult i39883
Bronze AE3 20mm (2.98 grams) Treveri mint circa 313-315A.D.
Reference: RIC 40 (VII, Trier)
IMPCONSTANTINVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
SOLIINVICTOCOMITI Exe: R/X/F/RT – Sol standing left, raising hand and holding globe.
CONSTANTINE I the GREAT RARE Ancient Roman Coin Victory Over SARMATIANS i39763
Victory Over SARMATIANS
Bronze 19mm (3.24 grams) Sirmium mint 324-325 A.D.
Reference: RIC 48 (VII, Sirmium)
CONSTANTINVSAVG – Laureate head right.
SARMATIADEVICTA Exe: SIRM – Victory advancing right, stepping on captive,
holding Trophy and palm.
CONSTANTINE I the GREAT Celebrates Victory Over LICINIUS 327AD Roman Coin i44119
Victory Over Licinius Commemorative
Bronze AE3 18mm (3.30 grams) Constantinople mint: 327 A.D.
Reference: RIC VII 30
CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG, diademed head right.
CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE, Victory seated left on cippus holding palm in each hand, looking right; before her, trophy at foot of which kneeling captive turning head, spurned by Victory; CONS in exergue.* Numismatic Note: Rare victory over Licinius issue.
Constantine I ‘The Great’ 327AD Ancient Roman Coin Victory Over Licinius i41736
Victory Over Licinius
AE3 20mm (3.42 grams) Struck 327 A.D. in Constantinople
Reference: RIC VII 30
CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG, diademed head right facing upward.
CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE, Victory seated left on cippus holding palm in each hand, looking right; before her, trophy at foot of which kneeling captive turning head, spurned by Victory; CONS.*Numismatic Note: Rare victory over Licinius issue.
Constantine I The Great 318AD Ancient Roman Coin Two Victories w shield i40584
Bronze AE3 19mm (3.13 grams) Siscia mint 318 A.D.
Reference: RIC 50 (VII, Siscia)
IMPCONSTANTINVSAVG – Helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear over shoulder and shield.
VICTORIAELAETAEPRINCPERP Exe: HSIS – Two Victories standing, facing each other, together holding shield reading VOT/PR on cippus.
Constantine I The Great 327D Ancient Roman Coin Victory Nike Cult RARE i32263
Bronze AE3 19mm (2.82 grams) Constantinople mint: 327 A.D.
Reference: RIC 18 (VII, Constantinople) R1, LRBC 985
CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG – Laureate head right.
LIBERTAS PVBLICA Exe: *B/CONS – Victory standing left on galley, holding wreath in each hand.
Constantine I The Great 324AD Silvered Ancient Roman Coin Victory Wreath i32416
Silvered Bronze AE3 19mm (4.11 grams) Heraclea mint: 324 A.D.
Reference: RIC 56 (VII, Heraclea)
CONSTANTINVSAVG – Laureate head right.
DNCONSTANTINIMAXAVG Exe: SMHΔ – Wreath, VOT/XXX within.
CONSTANTINE I the GREAT 325AD OPEN DOOR Camp gate Rare Roman Coin i29420
Authentic Ancient Coin of:
Constantine I ‘The Great’- Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D. –
Bronze Follis 19mm (2.94 grams) Arles mint: 325-326 A.D.
Reference: RIC VII 291
CONSTANTINVS AVG, laureate head right.
VIRTVS AVGG, camp gate with 4 turrets, star above, open panelled doors, SA(crescent)RL in exergue.
CONSTANTINE I Romulus Remus SheWolf Rome Commemorative Ancient Roman Coin i48143
ROME CITY COMMEMORATIVE
Bronze AE3 17mm (2.52 grams) London mint 307-333 A.D.
Reference: cf.S.16526, RIC 257, B 221
VRBSROMA – Roma helmeted, draped and cuirassed bust left.
No legend Exe: Double crescent/PLG – Wolf standing left, suckling Romulus and Remus; two stars above.By circa 330 A.D., Constantine the Great completed his new capital for the Roman empire called Constantinople. For this momentous occasion, he issued two commemorative coin types, one celebrating Rome and the other Constantinople. The type that commemorated Rome had the personification of Rome, Roma with the inscription VRBS ROMA and the founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus on the reverse suckling the she-wolf. The type that commemorated Constantinople had the personification of Constantinople on the obverse and Victory on a galley sailing with a shield. This was a great way for Constantine the Great to pay homage to both Rome and Constantinople.
Founding of New Roman Capital – CONSTANTINOPLE Commemorative –
Bronze AE4 16mm (2.68 grams) London mint 330-333 A.D.
Reference: Possibly Unpublished
CONSTANTINOPLIS – Constantinopolis helmeted, laureate bust left, holding scepter over shoulder.
No legend Exe: PLG- Victory standing left, stepping on galley prow, cradling scepter and resting
hand on shield.* Numismatic Note: Commemorates founding of Constantinople as new
Roman capital by Constantine I the Great.By circa 330 A.D., Constantine the Great completed his new capital for the Roman empire called Constantinople. For this momentous occasion, he issued two commemorative coin types, one celebrating Rome and the other Constantinople. The type that commemorated Rome had the personification of Rome, Roma with the inscription VRBS ROMA and the founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus on the reverse suckling the she-wolf. The type that commemorated Constantinople had the personification of Constantinople on the obverse and Victory on a galley sailing with a shield. This was a great way for Constantine the Great to pay homage to both Rome and Constantinople.
CRISPUS 322AD RARE Possibly Unpublished Trier Ancient Roman Coin Altar i47979
Reduced Follis 20mm (2.70 grams) Trier (Treveri) circa 322-323 A.D.
Reference: Rare possibly unpublished type.
CRISPVS NOB CAES, helmeted, cuirassed bust right.
BEATA TRANQVILLITAS Exe: PTR, globe on altar inscribed VO TIS XX; three stars above.
FAUSTA wife of Constantine the Great Ancient Roman Coin SPES Cult HOPE i24226
Bronze AE3 20mm (2.62 grams) Cyzicus mint 326 A.D.
Reference: RIC 50v (Cyzicus)
FLAVMAXFAVSTAAVG – Draped bust right.
SPESREIPVBLICAE Exe: .SMKΓ.- Fausta, as Spes, holding her two sons, Constantine II
and Constantius II.
CONSTANTINE II Constantine the Great son Ancient Roman Coin Nude SOL SUN i19683
Bronze AE3 20mm (3.22 grams) Struck at the mint of Thessalonica 330-336 A.D.
RIC 23 (VII, Thessalonica)
CONSTANTINVSIVNNOBCAES – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
CLARITASREIPVBLICAE Exe: TSÐ„ – Sol standing left raising hand and holding a globe.
CONSTANS Constantine the Great son 337AD Ancient Roman Coin Phoenix i44293
Bronze AE3 18mm (2.96 grams) Siscia mint: 337-350 A.D.
Reference: RIC 241 (VIII, Siscia), LRBC 1134
DNCONSTANSPFAVG – Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
FELTEMPREPARATIO Exe: ΔSIS – Phoenix standing right on pile of ashes.
VETRANIO name of CONSTANTIUS II BY THIS SIGN YOU SHALL CONQUER Roman Coin i41798
Vetranio in The Name of Constantius II
Bronze AE2 25mm (5.46 grams) Siscia Mint: 350 A.D.
Reference: RIC VIII 291; LRBC 1197
D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed & cuirassed bust right, A behind, star to right.
HOC SIGNO VICTOR ERIS (‘by this sign you shall conquer’), emperor standing left, holding labarum with Chi-Rho & spear; to the right stands Victory, crowning him with wreath & holding palm branch; A in left field, dot GSIS star.
MAXIMIAN 285AD Ancient Roman Coin Hero Hercules w club & lion skin i27330
Bronze Antoninianus 23mm (4.25 grams) Ticinum mint: 285-288 A.D.
Reference: RIC 545; Cohen 238.
IMP C M A VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
HERCVLI CONSERVAT, Hercules standing right, nude, holding club with lion skin on rock
pile to right, SXXIT in ex.
Constantius Gallus 351AD Alexandria mint Ancient Roman Coin Battle Horse i42971
Bronze AE2 21mm (5.23 grams) Alexandria mint: 351-354 A.D.
Reference: RIC VIII 81
D N CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right; behind bust, delta
FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Exe: ALE – helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing fallen
horseman wearing Phrygian helmet.
DALMATIUS Delmatius 335D Roman Caesar Ancient Genuine Coin LEGIONS i32141
Bronze AE4 17mm (1.51 grams) Thessalonica mint: 335-337 A.D.
Reference: RIC 227 (Thessalonica), LRBC 850
FLDALMATIVSNOBC – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
GLORIAEXERCITVS Exe: SMTSΔ – Two soldiers either side of one standard.Numismatic Note* The reverse legend dedicates this coin to “the glory of the Army.”
Julian II Apostate 361AD Huge Ancient Roman Coin Symbol of Taurus BULL i28615
Bronze AE1 (27mm, 7.25 grams) Thessalonica mint: 361-363 A.D.
Reference: RIC 225.
. DN FL C IVLIANVS P F AVG. pearl-diademed, draped, & cuirassed bust right.
SECVRITAS REIPVB, bull standing right; palm branch-TESA-palm branch in ex.
LICINIUS II Junior holds Victory on Globe 320AD Ancient Roman Coin RARE i37420
Bronze Follis 20mm (3.48 grams) Siscia mint: 320 A.D.
Reference: RIC VII, S. 440, 132
LICINIVS IVN NOB CAES, Laureate, draped bust left, holding Victory on globe and mappa.
VIRTVS – EXERCIT / S – F / HL / ΔSIS(star in crescent), Vexillum reading VOT/X; seated captive on either side.
Licinius I Constantine The Great enemy 313AD Ancient Roman Coin Jupiter i44222
Silvered Bronze Follis 24mm (3.44 grams) Struck at the mint of Heraclea
January – February 313 A.D.
Reference: RIC 73 (VII, Heraclea)
IMPCVALLICINLICINIVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
IOVICONSERVATORIAVGG Exe: Δ/SMHT – Jupiter standing left, holding Victory
and scepter; eagle to left.
Maxentius Constantine the Great Enemy Ancient Roman Coin Castor & Pollux i44780
Bronze Follis 24mm (6.04 grams) Ostia mint: 309-312 A.D.
Reference: RIC 35 (Ostia), S 3776
IMPCMAXENTIVSPFAVG – Laureate head right.
AETERNITASAVGN Exe: MOST – Castor and Pollux (the Dioscuri) standing, facing each other,
each holding horse by bridle.
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