Crispus Caesar, Arles Mint 319 AD

December 15, 2014

 The solar eclipse of 319 AD is represented on this coin by the star and crescent in the lower field of the reverse. Crispus was the first born son of Emperor Constantine and Minervina. Two Victories are standing with an inscribed shield over an altar. It appears the solar eclipse was associated with Roman victory in battle. Arles was along the southern coast of France. It was an important military headquarters for Constantine.

 

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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.