Constans; AE3 Aquileia; soldiers with standards
Description: Constans (337 - 350 AD). AE3, Aquileia mint 337-340 AD. CONSTANS PF AVG; diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / GLORIA EXERCITVS; two soldiers standing, standard with chi-rho between, AQS in ex.
Diameter: AE16 mm
Weight: 1,3 g
Attribution: RIC Aquileia 34, page 137
Commentary: scrace; dark green patina
History: For the first decades of Christianity as an official imperial religion Chi-Rho was by far the most prominent symbol on the coinage, with the cross making its widespread appearance nearly a century later.
Article Number: 057-08-05-42384