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Delmatius, Caesar, 18 September 335 - mid 337 A.D.
The Christogram (also called a Monogramma Christi or Chrismon) is a ligature of Chi (X) and Rho (P), the first two letters of Christ in Greek. It was among the earliest symbols of Christianity. The crucifix was rarely used in early Christian iconography, perhaps because most people then had personally witnessed its gruesome use for public execution.
RL82456. Billon reduced centenionalis, RIC VII Arles 398 (R3), LRBC I 402, SRCV IV 16888, Cohen VII 9, aEF, nice green patina, large Chi-Rho, 2nd officina, Constantina-Arelatum (Arles, France) mint, weight 1.344g, maximum diameter 16.5mm, die axis 180o
, 336 A.D.; obverse FL DELMATIVS NOB CAES, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse GLORIA EXERCITVS (glory of the army), two soldiers standing facing, flanking labarum (chi-rho Christogram standard) in center, heads confronted, each holds spear in outer hand and rests inner hand on shield, SCONST (Constantia) in exergue; rare
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