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In This Sign You Will Be The Victor

The Roman, Byzantine, crusader and other coins below carry the symbols of Christ. In 312 A.D., Constantine dreamed he saw a Chi Rho Christogram in the sky and heard the words IN HOC SIGNO ERIS, meaning "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. Click here to read Christian Themes in |Byzantine| Coinage by Zach Margulies.

Early Christian, Late Roman, Antioch, Syria, Pottery Oil Lamp, 5th Century A.D.

|Oil| |Lamps|, |Early| |Christian,| |Late| |Roman,| |Antioch,| |Syria,| |Pottery| |Oil| |Lamp,| |5th| |Century| |A.D.|
AL34422. Christian oil lamp; cf. Warschaw 479 - 480, Anawati 296, Superb, 7.5 cm (3") long; buff terracotta, pointed handle, ridge around discus and nozzle forming channel, wreath design on shoulders, cross fourchée in nozzle channel; very attractive; rare; SOLD


Vetranio, 1 March - 25 December 350 A.D.

|Vetranio|, |Vetranio,| |1| |March| |-| |25| |December| |350| |A.D.||maiorina|
Vetranio was declared emperor by his troops in 350 A.D. Immediately expressing his support for Constantius II, he was instrumental in keeping the rebellion of Magnentius under control. After Constantius arrived to take control of the situation, Vetranio abdicated and lived the remainder of his life in comfort.
SH35844. Billon maiorina, RIC VIII Siscia 290 (S), LRBC II 1176, Voetter 6, SRCV V 18903, Cohen VII 3, Choice EF, weight 2.751 g, maximum diameter 17.9 mm, die axis 0o, 5th officina, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, 350 A.D.; obverse D N VETRANIO P F AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, A behind, star in front; reverse CONCORDIA MILITVM (harmony with the soldiers), Vetranio standing slightly left in military dress, a labarum (Christogram standard) in each hand, A left, •ESIS* in exergue; scarce; SOLD


Jovian, 27 June 363 - 17 February 364 A.D.

|Jovian|, |Jovian,| |27| |June| |363| |-| |17| |February| |364| |A.D.||double| |maiorina|
The labarum, was a type of Roman cavalry standard, a vexillum with a military ensign marked with the Christogram (Greek monogram of Christ). It was an object of religious veneration amongst the soldiers, who paid it divine honors.
RL18344. Billon double maiorina, RIC VIII Thessalonica 238, Choice VF, weight 8.774 g, maximum diameter 28.2 mm, die axis 165o, 3rd officina, Thessalonica (Salonika, Greece) mint, 27 Jun 363 - 17 Feb 364 A.D.; obverse D N IOVIANV-S P F P P AVG, laurel and rosette diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse VICTORIA ROMANORVM (the Roman victory), Jovian standing facing, head right, holding Victory on globe and Chi-Rho standard, •TESΓ•; rare; SOLD







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