Emperor Constantine, 312 AD

December 22, 2014

 

 This coin displays the Roman legionary standard at the time of Constantine. Emperor Constantine made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire. Note the solar eclipse symbol on the legionary standard appears on the banner or vexillum, a dot(moon or star) within a circle(sun).

 

Photo, Roma Numismatics

 

 

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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.