Constantine, 307-337, struck posthumously 337-347.
16 mm. 1.75 grams.
DV CONSTANTINVS PT AVGG. Divvs Contantine Pater (father) of Augusti
Constantine, veiled, in quadriga right, reaching toward the hand of God
SMANI in exergue.
RIC VIII Antioch 37.
Constantine was the last emperor to be deified (Divus), which is ironic because he played such a major role in the development of Christianity. The Nicaean Creed, still recited today, was hammered out from competing ideas of the divinity of Christ in 326 under Constantine.
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