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Roman Coin Project on Constantine

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Fahad Kabir Roman Coin Project on Constantine Throughout time there have been pivotal men and women who have made significant marks in history that may be considered indelible. One of these men, Constantine the Great, more formally known as, Caesar Flavius Constantinus Pius Felix Invictus Augustus made tremendous religious contributions to the Roman people in which he ruled. For the first time ever, a Christian emperor ascended the throne of the Rome. In the year 323 CE Constantine the Great became the sole ruler of the Roman Empire. Constantine the Great not only legalized and helped establish Christianity in Rome, but he set up the Council of Nicaea to reestablish religious peace and honored the site of Christ’s resurrection with the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. He was proclaimed Augustus by his troops on July 25, 306, and ruled an ever-growing portion of the Roman Empire to his death. Constantine is famous for his rebuilding of Byzantium as "Nova Roma" (New Rome), which was always popularly called "Constantine's City" (Constantinopolis, Constantinople). With the Edict of Milan in 313, Constantine and his co-Emperor Licinius removed all onuses from Christianity. By taking the personal step of convoking the Council of Nicaea (325), Constantine began the Roman Empire's unofficial sponsoring of Christianity, which was a major factor in that religion's spread. His reputation as the "first Christian Emperor" was promulgated by Lactantius and Eusebius of Caesarea, gaining ground in the succeeding generations. He was born at Naissus, (today's Serbia, Serbia and Montenegro) in Upper Moesia, to Constantius I Chlorus, who was of Greek descent, and an innkeeper's daughter, Flavia 1
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Fahad Kabir Iulia Helena, who at the time was an adolescent of only 16 years. She "may not have been married to Constantius I Chlorus. The first clear instance where Christianity is seen in Constantine's life is during his campaign against Maxentius. In the spring of 311, when Constantine was marching to Rome to battle against Maxentius, he saw a vision in the sky, a bright cross along with the words "by this sign conquer." Later that night, he had a dream in which God told him to use that sign as a safeguard to use in all of his future battles. Constantine awoke
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