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A Roman bronze coin of Helena as Augusta, with accompanying notes, 325-330, 1938


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(obverse) bust of Helena with 'FLHELENA AVGVSTA', and (reverse) a female figure, draped, standing and holding a branch downwards, with the legend 'SECVRITAS REIPVBLICE' and 'SMANTI' in exergue (mint of Antioch). This is accompanied by a cardboard disk labelled in the hand of Sir Aurel Stein 'Roman Æ | cast | Abū Hāmda', the two items kept together in a small envelope with the printed reference 'D G A 20.' and an inscription in Stein's hand, 'Imperial Roman | coin | found at Castellum | Abū Hāmda | April, 1938'. This is in turn preserved in an outer envelope inscribed by Stein 'Roman Imperial Coin Æ | found at Castellum | Abū Hamda | April, 1940'. The date of Stein's find of the coin at Abū Hāmda [Iraq] was 21 April 1938


  • 325-330, 1938


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Language of Materials

English, Latin



Related Materials

See MS. Stein 229, fol. 109v.

Physical Facet

Minted at Antioch, diameter c. 20 mm.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom