Helena was the empress during the turmoiled times of an empire that was in war with others and with itself. Against attempts at her family's life, Helena became a shield and the protector of her husband, son, and father.
Nomisma Collection is a tribute to the powerful women in the Roman and Byzantine empires. My intention with the series was to design new, imagined coins that those women would have wanted to wear for they would reflect the strong self-image of the women of antiquity. These women’s assertive and powerful character is represented with various mediations of bronze and brass.