Roman AE of Helena (AD 324-337) NGC Wood Box(F)

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Roman AE of Helena (AD 324-337) NGC Wood Box(F)

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  • Order Code: HELENA(AE3)BOXNGC
  • Grade/Condition: (F) Fine
  • Weight/Dimensions: 42.8 g | 5.75 x 4.75 x 1.65
  • Metal: Bronze
  • Obverse: Portrait of the Emperor
  • Reverse: Various reverses feature mythological and military themes
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Helena was the consort to Constantius Chlorus and the mother of Constantine the Great. By 324, Constantine alone ruled the length and breadth of the Empire. Two years later, he dispatched Helena to the Holy Land, to search among the runs for relics. She discovered the True Cross of Jesus Christ in the rubble beneath a Roman temple, and founds the Church of the Holy Sepulcher on the site.