CONSTANTINE 'THE GREAT' COIN PENDANT IN
- 337 A.D.
With a desirable two-tone
earthen patina to show off the crisp detail of his profile, this exquisite bronze Roman coin
of Constantine the Great, the
first Christian Roman emperor, dates back from the 4th century
AD. A gorgeous example with detail so fine that you can still see
the laurel wreath and strands of hair in the coin. Beautifully set in a 14KY
was issued under the rule of Constantine the Great, the first ruler of the
Roman Empire to convert to Christianity. Constantine
the Great was encamped with his army at the Milvian Bridge, heavily
outnumbered by the armies of his challenger Maxentius, across the river.
While Constantine prayed to one of his gods, he and many of his army
troops who were with him, reported seeing a vision in the heavens above
the sun of a trophy with a cross at its top and light surrounding it.
Simultaneously, they all heard a voice say, "Conquer by This."
Constantine placed the sign of Christ on his standards and had it painted
on his shields. Constantine won the day with a decisive victory and
Maxentius, thrown from the Milvian Bridge, was drowned when the weight of
his armor caused him to sink into the mud and ooze at the bottom of the
River Tiber. His body was recovered the day after the battle.
From this point on, Christianity became the official religion of the
Empire and the capitol was moved from Rome to Constantinople (modern day
and important artifact from this ancient culture. The coin is
well-centered and of fine detail and patina. Very classy!!!
Overall diameter of 17 mm.
desired, add $195 for
chain shown, a 16" 14K yellow gold round light wheat chain.