Statue of Constantine the Great

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Statue of Constantine the Great Oct 29, 2017
The just over life size bronze sculpture of Constantine, depicts him seated on his throne, in a relaxed manner with his right arm resting on the back of the throne, and his left arm holding a broken sword point down, in front of him. He is shown wearing an armour breast plate and shin pads, Leather toga, and with a robe draped over his left shoulder. The statue sits atop a limestone oblong plinth on which are engraved the words “Constantine the Great, Proclaimed Roman Emperor in York A.D. 306”. The statue was made by the British sculptor Philip Jackson and was unveiled in 1998 after being commissioned by the York Civic Trust.

Constantine the Great (February 274 AD – 22 May 337 AD), also known as Constantine I or Saint Constantine was a Roman Emperor of Illyrian-Greek origin from 306 to 337 AD. After his father became Caesar, the deputy emperor in the west, in 293 AD. Constantine was sent east, where he rose through the ranks to become a military tribune under Emperors Diocletian and Galerius. In 305 Constantine was recalled west to campaign under his father in Britannia (Britain), in 306 AD after his father's death Constantine was acclaimed as emperor by the army at Eboracum (modern-day York).

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