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Christogram

The Christogram is a monogram that exists in several variants that is composed of the two Greek letter "chi" and "rho" that are the first two letters in the Greek "Christos" or "Christ." Its Christian origin dates to the Battle of the Milvian bridge in 312 where Constantine was reported to have seen this symbol in a vision and then added it to his standards and shields to assure his victory. It appears on coins beginning with the Constantinian period.

(2 coins)

53902 Order
Magnentius, 350-353 A.D.
AE Double Maiorina, 8.91g. 28mm. Trier mint. D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG. Draped and cuirassed bust of Magnentius to right. Rev. SALVS DD NN AVG ET CAES. ; TRP in exergue. Large christogram flanked by "alpha"- "omega" RIC 318. Brown and green patina. See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $1,200.00

52927 Order
Ostrogoths, Municipal Coinage of Rome
AE 20 Nummi, 4.40g. 20mm. Rome, c.493-553 A.D. INVICTA ROMA. Helmeted and draped bust of Roma to right. Rv. She-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus christogram and two stars above; XX in exergue. Metlich 84b. MIB I, 71c. Kraus 29. Dark brown patina; a little old cleaning on obv. See more detailed image
about Extremely Fine/Extremely Fine $4,500.00
 

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