FORVM Choice VF Constantine the Great Campgate Arles 4 Turrets Open Doors

Ancient Coins - FORVM Choice VF Constantine the Great Campgate Arles 4 Turrets Open Doors
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Constantine the Great, Early 307 - 22 May 337 A.D.
 
RL86833. Billon centenionalis, RIC VII Arles 291, LRBC I 292, SRCV IV 16307, Hunter V -, Choice VF, well centered, traces of silvering, light cleaning marks, 2.716g, 20.4mm, 180o, 2nd officina, Arelatum (Arles, France) mint, CONSTANTINVS AVG, laureate head right; reverse VIRTVS AVGG (valor of the two emperors), campgate with four turrets, doors open, star above, PA crescent RL in exergue; ex Vauctions sale 250 (5 Aug 2010), lot 118; ex Beast Coins, the Zachary `Beast` Beasley Collection of Camp Gates
 
On July 4, 325, in Nicea, a little town near the Bosporus Straits, Constantine the Great entered the hall in his imperial, jewel-encrusted, multicolored brocades, but this time without his usual train of soldiers. In the hall about three hundred Christian bishops and deacons were gathered around the Gospels laying open on a table. Constantine spoke briefly. He told them to come to agreement on the crucial questions dividing them. `Division in the church,` he said, `is worse than war.` Nicea began a new era for Christianity. Some of these churchmen carried scars of the imperial lash. One pastor from Egypt was missing an eye; another was crippled in both hands as a result of red-hot irons. The persecuted had become the respected advisers of the emperor. The once-despised church was on its way to becoming the state religion.
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