Roman Constantine I Hand of God Coin with Album and Certificate,


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Free Shipping Roman Constantine I Hand of God Coin with Album and Certificate. This posthumous coin issue by Constantine's sons shows a bust of their late father wearing a customary burial shroud. The coin's obverse shows how paganism was still popular at this time. The often partially visible Latin inscription around the obverse perimeter reads: DV CONSTANTINVS PT AVGG (Divus Constantinus Pater Augustorum: Divine Constantine Father of the Augusti). Having been deified by the Senate upon his death in 337 AD, Constantine would be the last emperor to bear the pagan title divus. Eusebius records, "A coin … (had) on one side a figure of our blessed prince, with head closely veiled; the reverse showed him sitting as a charioteer drawn by four horses, with a hand stretched downward from above to receive him up to heaven". Constantine's metamorphosis from pagan to Christian is represented on the reverse. Previous emperors rode up to heaven in a chariot. However, Constantine was the first to be received by Manus Dei, the "hand of God". This coin variety is the first coin to ever depict the Christian God.
Roman Constantine I Hand of God Coin with Album and Certificate
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