FORVM Choice VF Constantine the Great London Follis Sol Holding Globe Whip

Ancient Coins - FORVM Choice VF Constantine the Great London Follis Sol Holding Globe Whip
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Constantine the Great, Early 307 - 22 May 337 A.D.
 
RL87234. Billon follis, RIC VI Londinium 169 (S), Cohen VII 43, Hunter V 7 var. (...P F AVG), SRCV IV 15873 var. (same), Choice VF, well centered and struck, brown tone, small edge cracks, slight porosity, 4.318g, 23.3mm, 180o, 1st officina, Londinium (London, England) mint, CONSTANTINVS P AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right; reverse COMITI AVGG NN ([Dedicate to Sol] the companion of our two emperors), Sol standing left, radiate, nude but for chlamys over shoulder, globe in right hand, whip in left, star in left field, PLN in exergue ; scarce
 
In 312 A.D., on the march from Gaul to Rome, Constantine claimed to see the sign of a cross of light in the sky and the words `By this sign, conquer.` But this was not yet the time of Constantine's Christian conversion. He thought the cross was a sign from Sol. Only years later did he learn, through a dream, that cross was a sign from Christ.
Price SKU: RL87234
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