chirho

  1. Kookaburra Jack

    Chi-Rho ☧ originally a Symbol of the Centurion

    A common Christian legend has it that the Roman emperor Constantine first used the Chi-Rho symbol ☧ on his vexilla (military standards) to represent a christogram formed from the first two Greek letters of the word "Christ" (Greek: ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ, or Χριστός) — Chi (χ) and Rho (ρ). "By this, conquer!”...
  2. Kookaburra Jack

    Constantinople coin 327 CE: Chi-Rho impaling snake [What's the snake?]

    I am interested in seeking past and present opinions on an evaluation of the iconography used in this coin. Especially the snake. To commence I have gathered three separate [numismatic] articles on the coin. One article stated that there have been many academic articles dealing with the...