Above is a Roman coin from the 3rd century A.D. (Probus, A.D. 276-282) which on the reverse depicts the pagan sun god driving a chariot drawn by four horses (Sol in Quadriga). The inscription reads SOLI INVICTO - The Invincible Sun.
At right is a similar mosaic found in the Vatican grottoes under St. Peter's Basilica, on the vaulted ceiling of the tomb of the Julii (also known as "Mausoleum M"). It depicts Christ as the sun-god Helios / Sol riding in his chariot, and is dated to the 3rd century A.D. The two left horses were destroyed when the hole was made to enter the tomb. Other mosaics in this Christian tomb depicted Jonah and the whale, the good shepherd carrying a lamb, and fishermen. This blending of paganism with Christianity is syncretism, and apostasy.
Quick History of the Sun Wheel
Below is a pagan sun wheel in the temple at Kararak India, which is associated with occultism and astrology. It resembles a chariot wheel doesn't it?
Note the following verse - And he took away the horses that the kings of Judah had given to the sun, at the entering in of the house of the LORD, by the chamber of Nathanmelech the chamberlain, which was in the suburbs, and burned the chariots of the sun with fire. (2 Kings 23:11) When Israel apostatized, they made chariots dedicated to the sun god, who it was thought, traveled across the sky in a great chariot. Hence the origin of the sun wheel.
The Sun Wheel in Catholicism
The sun wheel at Saint Peter's Square.
Another view of Saint Peter's Square.
Roman Catholic solar wheel on the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
Solar wheel in the ceiling of another monastery of St. Ignatiius Loyola. This one is in Spain.
Here we see the Roman Catholic church goes so far as to have an engraving of a Catholic bishop from a manuscript on the tales of the middle ages. Notice not only the solar wheel, but the serpent crosier as well as the mitre of Dagon.
The Sun Wheel in other Pagan Practices
Pagan wheel in India.
Another wheel in India.
A Buddhist 8-pointed wheel.
The wheel on a Tarot card.
This bronze ornament carrys both the eye of