Pagan and Christian symbol strike a balance on coin (M) minted by the sons of Constantine. Constans holds a Christian standard in his left hand, while he supports a Phoenix, a pagan symbol, with his right hand. Because legend held that this bird mysteriously rose from its ashes after it died, the Phoenix was linked to the resurrection of Jesus. However, the Phoenix’s connection to Egyptian mythology may have offended Christian sensibilities; it was replaced by a personification of Victory in a later, more common version of this coin.