Lisa Dahlen Designs

Constantine the Great Commemorative Coin Ring 337-340 AD (126c)


"Manus Dei" - the "Hand of God"

Ancient Roman bronze coin signet ring.  The hand of God reaches down toward the Emperor Constantine, driving a quadriga (four horse chariot), welcoming him to heaven.  

One of a kind with Certificate of Authenticity.

Size and Materials

Size: 7

18kt gold with .06ct diamonds.  


Dated: 347-348 AD

"Hand of God", "Manus Dei", commemorative coins struck after Constantine I the Great's death (337 AD), the first depiction of a Christian deity on a coin. Constantine driving a quadriga (four horse chariot); as Constantine reaches up, the Hand of God reaches down to bring him into heaven. The obverse, front, of the coin is an image of the veiled Constantine. In a historical decision in 312 AD, Constantine decides that his army shall wear a Christian symbol on their shields.  He wins the battle of the Milvian Bridge and attributes his success to his alliance with the Christian god.  

Desert patina is formed in a very dry, desert climate.  The tan areas are lightly cemented on light tan dust and desert sand.  It has a lovely esthetic appeal.  It takes skillful cleaning of the coin to remove the cemented dust while leaving just enough to create dramatic highlights that emphasize the beauty of the artwork.

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