Solid Yellow Gold
Dimensions: 11/16″ wide by 1 1/8″ high including Finding
Saint Constantine was the 57th Emperor of the Roman Empire ruling from 306 to 337 AD and the founder of the Byzantine Empire. Under Constantine’s rule he enacted many reforms to strengthen the empire. He played an influential role in the Edict of Milan (313 AD) which decriminalized Christianity, he called the First Council of Nicaea in 325 AD by which Christians professed the Nicene creed, he renamed the city Constantinople after himself, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the site of Jesus’ tomb was built under his orders and became one of the holiest places for Christianity. His feast day is celebrated on September 3rd.
CONSTANTINE THE GREAT. RARE BRONZE
Roman Empire. Constantine I (The Great). A.D. 307-337. AE 3. 2.746 grams. Antioch A.D. 326-7. Obv. CONSTAN-TINVS AVG. Head, laureate r. Rv. PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG. Camp gate, two turrets, no doors; above, star; in exergue, SMANTA. RIC 690, 71. Extremely Fine and RARE. Antioch RIC VII 71.1