Roman Empire, Commemorative Issue struck (c.317 CE) under Constantine the Great in honor of Claudius II Gothicus (died 270 CE), Billon Half Follis, veiled head of Claudius II, rev., Claudius II seated, various mints, a lot of (5) coins

DL396
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Roman Empire, Commemorative Issue struck (c.317 CE) under Constantine the Great in honor of Claudius II Gothicus (died 270 CE), Billon Half Follis, veiled head of Claudius II, rev., Claudius II seated, various mints, a lot of (5) coins

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  • Order Code: DL396
  • Size: 16mm
  • Weight/Dimensions: 9 g
  • Metal: Bronze
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In an attempt to bolster his claim to the purple, Constantine the Great issued a number of ‘pedigree’ coins in the name of three deceased emperors who had been given divine status, his father, Constantius I, his father-in-law Maximian and his alleged ancestor Claudius II Gothicus. The validity of this last pedigree is today unproven but was undoubtedly accepted as having some consequence at the time. A LOT, SOLD AS IS