Courtesy of the American Numismatic Society
CONQUEST COINAGE. Fourth-century Constantinian coinage celebrating military victory inspired the Individual Resurrection Tradition’s imagery. Minted at Arles (Roman Arelate), France, this coin is dated to 336. It is nearly identical to the earlier coin, except that it depicts the Chi-Rho (the first two letters of Christ’s title in Greek), which became Constantine’s battle standard, in the center of the coin. The two soldiers face toward the Chi-Rho—now the only military standard in the scene.