DECENTIUS Rare JESUS CHRIST Chi-Rho Alpha Omega Ancient Roman Coin NGC i60425

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DECENTIUS Rare JESUS CHRIST Chi-Rho Alpha Omega Ancient Roman Coin NGC i60425
DECENTIUS Rare JESUS CHRIST Chi-Rho Alpha Omega Ancient Roman Coin NGC i60425
DECENTIUS Rare JESUS CHRIST Chi-Rho Alpha Omega Ancient Roman Coin NGC i60425
DECENTIUS Rare JESUS CHRIST Chi-Rho Alpha Omega Ancient Roman Coin NGC i60425

DECENTIUS Rare JESUS CHRIST Chi-Rho Alpha Omega Ancient Roman Coin NGC i60425
Item: i60425 Authentic Ancient Coin of. Decentius – Roman Caesar: 351-353 A. Bronze Double-Centenionalis or AE1 26mm (7.64 grams) Trier mint 352 A. Reference: RIC 319 Certification: NGC Ancients Ch VF 4375823-320 D N DECENTI VS FORT CAES, draped and cuirassed bust right, SALVS DD NN AVG ET CAES, chi-rho flanked by the Alphan (A) and Omenga (W); TRP in exergue. The Chi-Rho is the monogram of Jesus Christ. The A and W on the left represent the Alpha and Omega which Christ was described as in the book of Revelations. The Chi Rho is one of the earliest christograms used by Christians. It is formed by superimposing the first two letters in the Greek spelling of the word Christ (Greek :), chi = ch and rho = r, in such a way to produce the monogram. The Chi-Rho symbol was also used by pagan Greek scribes to mark, in the margin, a particularly valuable or relevant passage; the combined letters Chi and Rho standing for chrston, meaning good. Although not technically a cross, the Chi Rho invokes the crucifixion of Jesus as well as symbolizing his status as the Christ. There is early evidence of the Chi Rho symbol on Christian Rings of the third century. Alpha alpha (or) and Omega omega (or), are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet , and an appellation of Christ or of God in the Book of Revelation. This couple of letters are used as Christian symbols , and are often combined with the Cross , Chi-rho , or other Christian symbols. It is, therefore, omitted in some modern translations. Its meaning is found in the fact that alpha and omega are respectively the first and last letters of the Classical (Ionic) Greek alphabet. This would be similar to referring to someone in English as the “A and Z”. Thus, twice when the title appears it is further clarified with the additional title “the beginning and the end” (Revelation 21:6, 22:13). The first and last letters of the Greek alphabet were used because the New Testament, which the book of Revelation is part of, was originally written in Greek. Though many commentators and dictionaries apply this title both to God and to Christ, some secular sources argue otherwise. Barnes Notes on the New Testament (1974) claims: It cannot be absolutely certain that the writer meant to refer to the Lord Jesus specifically here… There is no real incongruity in supposing, also, that the writer here meant to refer to God as such. Most Christian denominations also teach that the title applies to both Jesus and his Father. The letters Alpha and Omega in juxtaposition are often used as a Christian visual symbol (see examples). The letters were shown hanging from the arms of the cross in Early Christian art , and some crux gemmata , jeweled crosses in precious metal, have formed letters hanging in this way, called pendilia ; for example, in the Asturian coat of arms , which is based upon the Asturian Victory Cross. In fact, despite always being in Greek, the letters became more common in Western than Eastern Orthodox Christian art. They are often shown to the left and right of Christ’s head, sometimes within his halo , where they take the place of the christogram used in Orthodox art. This symbol was suggested by the Apocalypse, where many believe that Christ, as well as the Father, is “the First and the Last” (ii, 8); “the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end” cf. Xxii, 13; i, 8. Clement of Alexandria (2nd century, philosopher and commentator on pagan and Christian information) speaks of the Word as “the Alpha and the Omega of Whom alone the end becomes beginning, and ends again at the original beginning without any break” (Stromata , IV, 25). Tertullian (lawyer, theologian) also alludes to Christ as the Alpha and Omega (De MonogamiĆ¢, v), and from Prudentius Cathemer. Ix, 10 we learn that in the fourth century the interpretation of the apocalyptic letters was still the same: Alpha et Omega cognominatus, ipse fons et clausula, Omnium quae sunt, fuerunt, quaeque post futura sunt. It was, however, in the monuments of early Christianity that the symbolic Alpha and Omega had their greatest vogue. This phrase is interpreted by many Christians to mean that Jesus has existed for all eternity. The phrase “alpha and omega” may signify that God is eternal. The symbols were used in early Christianity and appear in the Roman catacombs. In Rabbinic literature , the word emet (meaning “truth”), one of the names of God in Judaism , has been interpreted as consisting of the first, middle and final letters of the Hebrew alphabet. The Qur’an gives al’Awwal , meaning “The First” and al’Akhir , meaning “The Last” are two of the names of God : 57:3. Magnus Decentius (died 18 August 353) was a usurper of the Western Roman Empire against emperor Constantius II. American scholar Michael DiMaio speculates that Decentius possibly was the brother of Magnentius , who had revolted against Constantius on 18 January 350. Magnentius elevated Decentius as Caesar by him that winter, to oversee the defence of Gaul and the Rhine frontier. He was appointed consul ordanarius. When Magnentius was defeated by Constantius at the Battle of Mons Seleucus and committed suicide, Decentius, who was leading reinforcements, hanged himself at Senonae. 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  • Ruler: Decentius
  • Certification: NGC
  • Coin Type: Ancient Roman
  • Grade: XF
  • Certification Number: 4375823-320
  • Culture: Roman
  • Denomination: AE1

DECENTIUS Rare JESUS CHRIST Chi-Rho Alpha Omega Ancient Roman Coin NGC i60425