Roman AE of Constantine I, the Great (AD 272-337) Sol Invictus NGC(AU)

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Roman AE of Constantine I, the Great (AD 272-337) Sol Invictus NGC(AU)

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  • Order Code: CONSTGRT(SOL)NGC
  • Grade/Condition: (AU) About Uncirculated
  • Size: 15-23 mm
  • Weight/Dimensions: 45.52 g
  • Metal: Bronze
  • Obverse: Portrait of the Emperor Constantine I
  • Reverse: Sol Invictus/Jesus Christ
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Constantine the Great was the first Christian Emporer of Rome. It was Constantine who made Christianity the official state religion of the Roman Empire, elevating what had been a fringe religious sect into a position of prominence it would enjoy for 20 centuries and counting. This coin features his likeness, as well as a depiction of Sol Invictus, the first known numismatic representation of Jesus Christ.