Details of Sol Invictus personified

Sol was the sun-god. He is identified by his ‘radiate crown’ (crown of sun-rays) and by a globe or whip. Alternatively he is shown raising his hand towards the heavens or charging through the sky in his chariot.

Sol rarely appears on coins before the 3rd century AD, but thereafter is one of the most common subjects until the time of Constantine the Great (AD 306-337). He is often given the titles Comes (‘Companion’), Invictus (‘Unconquered’) and Oriens (referring to the eastern or rising sun).

Attributes

  • Radiate crown
  • Globe or whip
  • Chariot in sky

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