Roman Legionary Standard

Roman legionary standards have not survived to modern times. This is a representation of what one would have looked like. Numerous astronomical signs are present and the Romans frequently looked to the heavens for their significance in battle. Eclipse symbols on Roman coins were often produced at provincial mints in areas of military and civil unrest. The Romans enjoyed warfare and solar eclipses were symbolically associated with war, death, and Roman domination. The Antioch Ram coin series is especially minted to coincide with solar eclipses in the Eastern Mediterranean. Specifically the solar eclipses were shown as a warning to Israel to not rebel against Roman government. This website will make an arguement for the influence of solar eclipse patterns and how they influenced Roman military strategy.


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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.