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ANCIENT ROMAN BRONZE COIN OF CONSTANTINE PENDANT, 300 AD

ANCIENT ROMAN BRONZE COIN OF CONSTANTINE PENDANT, 300 AD


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Coins: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1375985

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ANCIENT ROMAN BRONZE COIN OF EMPEROR CONSTANTINE (A.D. 307-337) Set on modern sterling silver pendant

Obverse:
Veiled head of Constantine right

Reverse:
Constantine veiled and wrapped within robe on Quadriga galloping right, the manus dei (Hand of God) extending down from heaven to grasp his extended right hand, SMANA in exergue. Dimensions:
Length: 2.5 cm
Diameter: 2 cm

This scene is strongly reminiscence of the Old Testament prophet Elijah's ascent to heaven on a chariot of horses and fire. It is also perhaps telling of Constantine's own and or his successors idea of his place within the Christian 'pantheon', depicting him in the guise of a paramount prophet of the Old Testament.

Found in Samaria "Biblical name Shomron" north of Jerusalem, Israel

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