Caracalla, Carrhae Mint

November 22, 2014

 

This image has the solar eclipse symbolism on an altar flanked by Roman Legionary Standards. The obverse shows Caracalla. Carrhae was the seen of multiple battles between the Romans and Parthians. The frequency of solar eclipses over the area is represented on Roman coins. Roman military victories appeared to coincide with solar eclipses. Photo CNG coins

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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.