thenickelguy Posted June 15, 2022 · Member Share Posted June 15, 2022 Obverse : ConstantinopolisConstantine The Great founds ConstantinopleCity Commemorative typeReverse: Victory on prowCONSTANTINOPOLIS, a very common Roman coin type. Under the Roman emperor Constantine the Great, who ruled 307-337 ADThe obverse on this coin is a bust of Constantinopolis so it's a metaphor.The Victory-on-prow reverse commemorates a naval victory led by Crispus, which aided in securing the city of Byzantium, which would be remade into Constantinople. It would continue on as the center of the Byzantine Empire. Looks like bat wings on Victory. I have learned that a "Prow" is the very forward part of a ship. 11 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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