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Since early Christianity, the term chrismon has traditionally referred to any symbol or figure reminiscent of the name of Christ, by contrast with the basic christogram consisting of plain letters typically implying the presence of some kind of calligraphic ornamentation.
The Alpha and Omega symbols may at times accompany a chrismon. In the 4th century, during the reign of Constantine, the terms chrismon and christogram only referred to the Chi Rho symbol.[dubious ]
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