Symbols of Solar Eclipses on coins of the Roman Civilization
Republic to the Christian Era
For the Romans, a solar eclipse was the greatest symbol of fear, terror and domination in nature.
Crispus Caesar, London Mint 318 AD
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Crispus Caesar appeared to be aware of the coming solar eclipses over Europe. Several of his coins show the star within the crescent symbol. This coin minted in London in 318 AD may anticipate the 319 AD eclipse.
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