Roman Empire, Constantine the Great (306-337 CE), Centenionalis(C)

ROMBRCONSTGRT
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Roman Empire, Constantine the Great (306-337 CE), Centenionalis(C)

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  • Order Code: ROMBRCONSTGRT
  • Size: 20
  • Weight/Dimensions: 1.5-3.5 g
  • Metal: Bronze
  • Obverse: Portrait of emperor
  • Reverse: Various contemporary political, military, and religious themes
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Constantine the Great was the first Christian emperor of the Roman Empire and is acknowledged as being isapostolos (equal-to-the-apostles) in the Eastern Orthodox church. His Edict of Milan in 313 CE stopped the persecution of Christians and paved the way for Christianity to ultimately become the official religion of the empire. It is understood that he was inspired to issue the Edict, following his victory at the Battle of Milvian Bridge in 312 CE, where Christ revealed himself to him and helped him secure his victory over Licinius.