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.
Empress Helena, Mother of Constantine the Great, Antioch mint 324-325 AD
December 22, 2014
This coin was minted in Antioch before Saint Helena undertook a trip to Palastine to recover JudeoChristian relics. Notice the star and crescent which appears to mark the solar eclipse across the empire in 324 AD.
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