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  Metal Type:  Sterling Silver
  Diameter:  22 mm
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Denomination:  AS BRONZE                                        Date:  Circa 306-337 CE


Description:  Constantine I AE follis. CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, laureate head right / DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG around VOT dot XX within wreath, dot in badge at top of wreath. Mintmark AQP.


At the time Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus was proclaimed Caesar, there were five claimants to the throne.  He secured his authority by defeating the competition, and strengthening Roman borders as well as internal administration. 


When Roman Emperor Constantine the Great ruled Rome, Christianity became the dominant religion of the Roman Empire. Historians remain uncertain about Constantine's reasons for favoring Christianity, and theologians and historians have argued about which form of Christianity he subscribed to.


Constantine’s subsequent efforts were focused in the west, with the idea of “One empire, one God.”  He reportedly had a vision one day in which a cross appeared in the sun, confirming to him that he should carry this image along with the message of Christ to protect his troops through battle.  By the Edict of Milan, he recognized Christianity, and also had the army paint the cross on their shields using the Greek letters ‘chi’ and ‘rho’ (X and P) to abbreviate ‘Christ’.  In 312 CE Constantine and his men defeated Maxentius at Milvia.  He also choseByzantiumas the new capital of theEastern Roman Empireand named itConstantinople.


The fact that ten Byzantine emperors bear his name after his death may be seen as a measure of his importance in history.

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