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Roman Empire: Foundation of Constantinople Commemorative Coin 307 – 337 AD



Another piece of majestic Roman History from House of Emirates.

A beautiful Commemorative Coin about the foundation of Constantinople for the Roman Emperor Constantine I ( 307 – 337 AD )

Mint: Cyzicus

Weight : 2.24 gr
Diameter : 18 mm

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Constantine the Great, also known as Constantine I, was a Roman emperor who ruled from 306 to 337 AD. He is perhaps most famous for being the first Roman emperor to convert to Christianity and for his role in the legalization and promotion of Christianity within the Roman Empire.

Constantine was born around 272 AD in Naissus (modern-day Niš, Serbia). He rose to power through a series of civil wars following the death of his father, Constantius Chlorus, who was a Roman Emperor. In 306 AD, Constantine was proclaimed emperor by his troops in Britain after the death of his father. He then embarked on a campaign to consolidate his power within the empire.

One of Constantine’s most significant achievements was the Edict of Milan in 313 AD, which granted religious tolerance to Christians within the Roman Empire, effectively ending the persecution of Christians. He also played a crucial role in the First Council of Nicaea in 325 AD, where he helped establish the Nicene Creed, which defined the core beliefs of Christianity.

Constantine is also known for moving the capital of the Roman Empire from Rome to Byzantium, which he renamed Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul). This move laid the foundation for the Byzantine Empire and marked a significant shift in the center of power within the Roman Empire.

Constantine’s reign was marked by various military campaigns, administrative reforms, and attempts to stabilize the empire. He passed away in 337 AD in Constantinople, leaving behind a complex legacy that continues to be debated by historians to this day.