'Follis' of the emperor Constantine I
Found at Saxon Road, Winchester, 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 is of a type that celebrates the 'renown of the army' - GLORIA EXERCITUS - which is inscribed on the reverse with two soldiers holding standards.