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Constantine I. R. 306-337. Constantine was the 1st Christian emperor. Constantine decided to establish a new Eastern capital representing the integration of the east into the Roman Empire as a whole. He settled on the Greek city of Byzantium, located in strategic spot. The residents spontaneously decided to rename the city Constantinople. Relics of the True Cross & the Rod of Moses protected the city. The Church of the Holy Apostles was built over a temple to Aphrodite. It was the “New…

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Constantine the Great

Anglo-Frisian bracteate, AD 450-500. From Undley Common near Lakenheath, Suffolk, England. Heavily modelled on a Roman coin examples in circulation during the reign of Constantine the Great, note the two figures been suckled by a wolf. The bracteate displays the oldest known example of Anglo-Saxon runes.

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A statue to the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great at the approximate spot in York, England, where he was proclaimed emperor in the year 306. He was the first Christian emperor of Rome.

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