This silver ring is set with an ancient Roman coin from the times of Constantine the Great.
Denomination: AR BRONZE
Date: Circa 306-337 CE
Advantages: This ring could appeal to anyone from a student to a history buff, to people that love antiques, to anyone who appreciates beauty and historic events. This ring makes for a great conversation piece as well as a meaningful gift.
History: Constantine the Great (Latin: Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus Augustus; 27 February 272–22 May 337 CE), also known as Constantine I or Saint Constantine, was Roman Emperor from 306 to 337 CE. At the time Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus was proclaimed Caesar, there were five claimants to the throne. But he secured his authority by defeating the competition, and strengthening Roman borders as well as internal administration. Once he became the emperor, 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 chose Byzantium as the new capital of the Eastern Roman Empire and named it Constantinople after himself. 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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