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ROMAN, Emperor Claudius II Gothicus ( AD 268-270 )
AE Antoninianus , with a superb portrait , (as found patina)
Obverse: IMP CLAVDIVS P F AVG, radiate and draped bust right 
Reverse: FIDES MILIT, Fides ( goddess of trust )standing left holding two Legionary ensigns. S in Exergue.
Mediolanum ( Milan ) mint AD 268-270.
Weight: 3.4 gr. Max Diameter: 18 mm.
Reference: RIC VI 149 Mediolanum.



**The Golden Legend of 1260 AD recounts how St. Valentine refused to deny Christ before the "Emperor Claudius" in 270 AD ( in some ref ; 269 AD as he was beheaded in that year 269 AD ,per Sam) and as a result was beheaded. Since then, February 14 marks Valentine's Day, a day set aside by the Christian church in memory of the Roman priest and physician.

From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
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Jay GT4  [Feb 02, 2016 at 10:01 PM]
Great portrait Sam!
*Alex  [Feb 03, 2016 at 11:26 AM]
Nice coin all round.
NORMAN K  [Feb 03, 2016 at 10:05 PM]
very nice
Sam  [Feb 08, 2016 at 04:14 PM]
Thank you , gentlemen . Your nice comments made my day.