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The imperial standard of Emperor Constantine and also his military standard after his victory at the Milvian Bridge in 312. It was a purple banner bearing in Greek "In this sign [the Cross] you shall conquer," suspended from a long gilded spear. At the top of the spear was the chi-rho, symbol or monogram of Christ. Fifty soldiers were entrusted with the care of this standard.
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