Agrippa II under Domitian, Solar Eclipse of 83 AD

Note this coin was minted by Agrippa II in 83 AD at Caesarea Paneas. Emperor Domitian is facing right is on the obverse. A winged Victoria with a shield is present on the reverse. A star and pellet within the crescent are in the lower left field on the reverse. This symbol represents the solar eclipse of 83 AD which passed over Caesarea Paneas in the diagram below. The Roman concept of war and victory with the solar eclipse are represented on this coin.

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2000 years ago the cross was a Roman symbol of death and terror. Jesus Christ transformed this symbol into a universal sign of God's love, hope and resurrection. Solar eclipse events are recorded in Roman mythology during the conception of Romulus and Remus by the war god Mars and during the foundation of the city of Rome. The solar eclipse to the Romans was a sign from their gods that war was upon the Earth. The solar eclipse symbol of the star/pellet within the crescent on Roman coins and legionary standards was also a sign of their god's approval of Roman domination over conquered lands. Fifteen hundred years later, the "Our Lady of Guadalupe" Icon was presented to the New World as an inverted Roman Legionary Standard. Jesus Christ changed these symbols of Roman domination and slavery into an everlasting sign of God's love and compassion.