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View Categories Home > Catalog > Roman Coins > Constantinian Era > Constantius II > RL85661Constantius II, 22 May 337 - 3 November 361 A.D., Issued by Vetranio In 312 A.D., Constantine dreamed he saw a Christogram in the sky and heard the words IN HOC SIGNO VICTOR ERIS, meaning in Latin "In this sign, you will be the victor." He ordered the sign of Christ on his legions standards and shields. He won a great victory and later became the first Christian Roman Emperor.
RL85661. Billon heavy maiorina, RIC VIIISiscia 286 (S), LRBC II 1173, Voetter 51, SRCV V 18203, aEF, well centered, light encrustations, edge flaw, 5th officina, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, weight 5.475g, maximum diameter 22.3mm, die axis 180o, issued by Vetranio, 1 Mar - 25 Dec 350 A.D.; obverse D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassedbust right, A behind (appearing as H, as common in this period), star before; reverse HOC SIGNO VICTOR ERIS, Constantius standing facing head left, holding labarum (Chi RhoChristogramstandard) and spear, Victory right crowning him, A left (appearing as H), ēESISē in exergue; scarce; $95.00
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