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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.31.4.37
People
Helena, Roman (r. 324 - 325 CE)
Title
Follis of Flavia Julia Helena, Antioch
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
325-326
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Asia, Antioch (Syria)
Period
Roman Imperial period
Culture
Roman
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/100841
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
3.1 g
Die Axis
6
Denomination
follis
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: FL HELENA - AVGVSTA
  • Reverse Inscription: SECVRITAS - REIPVBLICAE
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC VII, 67, p. 689
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.31.4.37
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: clockwise from lower left, FL[AVIA] HELENA AVGVSTA (Flavia Helena, Augusta)
Rev.: clockwise from lower left, SECVRITIAS REIPVBLICE (Security of the State); in exergue S M ANT S (mintmark Antioch, workshop 2)
Publication History

Ioli Kalavrezou, Byzantine Women and Their World, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2003), p. 58/fig. 16

Exhibition History

Byzantine Women and Their World, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/25/2002 - 04/28/2003

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