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A.D. 310-337 Constantine the Great Bronze Follis

$85.00 to $125.00

Sol Reverse

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Get an affordable, well-preserved example of the first coin with a representation of Jesus! Struck from A.D. 310-337 during the reign of Constantine the Great – the Roman Empire’s first Christian ruler – the reverse of this bronze Follis bears Constantine’s image of Jesus. He believed Jesus was the sun god Sol in Roman mythology. Although the figure on the reverse represented Sol on previous Roman coins, its presence on this Constantine bronze Follis is considered the first coinage depiction of Jesus!

Following tradition, the obverse of the coin bears a laureate bust of Constantine the Great to promote his imperial stature. Converting to Christianity when he saw Jesus in a vision before a major battle that solidified his authority, Constantine made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire. He was also instrumental in the observances of Christmas and Easter and in making Sunday the day of worship. Each coin has been carefully preserved for over 1,680 years in well-detailed Very Fine Plus condition. Don’t miss this opportunity to own the world’s first coin with a depiction of Jesus!

  • Material: Bronze
  • Product Type: Single Products
  • Rulers: Constantine I (A.D. 306 - 337)
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