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Rare Ancient Alexandria Mint - 307 - AD Constantine I The Great Roman Bronze Coin. This wonderful artifact is crafted from bronze. Featuring a laureated head bust on one side of the coin and a naked Jupiter standing on the left, holding Victoria with wreath on globe in right hand and sceptre in left hand, eagle at feet to the left. The authentic coin has been dated between 307 - 337 AD. Truly a perfect gift or wonderful piece of history for any antiquity collection.
Note: The Romans regarded Jupiter ( the God of sky of thunder) as the equivalent of the Greek Zeus, and in Roman art , the myths and iconography of Zeus are adapted under the name luppiter. Jupiter was the brother of Neptune and Pluto, the Roman equivalents of Poseidon and Hades respectively.
The laurel wreath symbol traces back to Greek mythology. In Rome they were symbols of martial victory, crowning a successful commander during his triumph.
Measurements: 20mm x 18mm
Weight: 3.30 grams
Origin: Alexandria Provenance: Austria
Date: 307 - 337 AD