From the beginning of Christianity,the saint Mary, Virgin Mother of Jesus Christ was not always deemed as pivotal to the religion as she is now. Mary’s following was relatively small until Pulcheria, the eldest daughter of Emperor Arcadius, convinced her father to build several churches in Mary’s honor. It was Pulcheria who ignited the movement of recognizing Mary as the Mother of God.
This bronze coin of Arcadius displays his portrait, paired with a variety of religious or military themes. Reverse designs vary. Coins date between 383 and 408 and come in a lovely presentation case with a detailed story card behind the coin and the Virgin Mary. This is an incredible value for a coin struck more than 1,600 years ago!
- Over 1,600 years old
- Pivotal moment in Christianity
- Display box and story card