Constantine I the Great. Sol. About Very Fine

Constantine I is the only Roman emperor called ‘the Great’. His father was Constantius I who died in York in A.D. 306 so the army proclaimed Constantine emperor. From A.D. 307 Constantine pronounced himself ‘Augustus’ and slowly but surely became the sole ruler of the empire. Notably, at the Milvian Bridge in A.D. 312, he defeated Maxentius with a Christian symbol on his soldier’s shields given by God in a dream. As he aged Constantine left the old gods behind, becoming Christian, and this support shaped our modern world as Christianity in the medieval era was the common cause that united the West. He was baptised just before his death in A.D. 337 at roughly 65. We offer you this bronze coin minted before his conversion to Christianity. It grades in About Very Fine condition with a pagan reverse of Sol Invictus the sun god, made before A.D. 320. If you already have the 'Wreath' reverse (offered below), a coin made after Constantine moved away from pagan imagery, you can pair it with this coin and display in your collection coinage of the first Roman emperor to convert to Christianity both 'before and after' this important event, that would alter the course of history!
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