Roman Empire Constantinian BI Nummus cAD 330-340 Roma/She-Wolf &Twins NGC VF 059

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  • CERTIFICATION : NGC
  • GRADE : VF
  • RULER : CONSTANTINIAN
  • DENOMINATION : Nummus


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Roman Empire

HOUSE OF CONSTANTINE

Constantinian cAD 330-340

BI Nummus
Roma/She-Wolf Twins

GRADED NGC  VF

In Roman mythology, Romulus and his twin brother Remus were the founders of the city of Rome. They were the children of Rhea Silvia and Mars (or in some variations the demi-god hero Hercules) and their story is recorded by many authors including Virgil who claims their birth and adventures were fated in order for Rome to be founded.

In Roman mythology, Romulus and Remus  are twin brothers, whose story tells the events that led to the founding of the city of Rome and the Roman Kingdom by Romulus. The killing of Remus by his brother, and other tales from their story, have inspired artists throughout the ages. Since ancient times, the image of the twins being suckled by a she-wolf has been a symbol of the city of Rome and the Roman people. Although the tale takes place before the founding of Rome around 750 BC, the earliest known written account of the myth is from the late 3rd century BC. Possible historical basis for the story, as well as whether the twins' myth was an original part of Roman myth or a later development, is a subject of ongoing debate.

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