'Follis' of the emperor Constantine I
Found at Holbury Wood, East Tytherley, Hampshire
The Roman empire in the 4th century was very different from that of earlier centuries. For instance, there were usually several emperors at one time, often assisted by junior emperors or Caesars. The types of coins issued are some of the most commonly found in Britain. This coin was isued in connection with the foundation of Constantinople as the eastern capital of the Empire. The obverse has a head personifying Rome with a reverse displaying the wolf and twins. The mint-mark PCONST shows that it was struck in Arles, southern France.