Roman Antoninianus Claudius II Gothicus - the St. Valentine Coin

Roman Antoninianus Claudius II Gothicus - the St. Valentine Coin

Only $49.99 per coin!
Love & Death on February 14. Genuine Bronze Antoninianus struck during the time of Saint Valentine.

Coin Highlights:

  • Weight: 1.5-4.3g
  • Diameter: 14.2-21.5 mm
  • Housed in a noble wooden box with a certificate of authenticity and story.
  • Obverse: Bust of Emperor Claudius II Gothicus.
  • Reverse: Various designs.


Add this St. Valentine coin to your cart today!

In the year 268 CE, Claudius Gothicus, assumed the Roman throne. Desperate for fresh army recruits, he decreed that young men remain unmarried, hoping that more of them would become soldiers. Defying the new Emperor’s orders, Valentine performed secret marriages in the underground Christian community. He was soon discovered, arrested and sentenced to death.

Legend has it that just before his execution, he sent a letter to the jailer's daughter, whom he had befriended, which he signed "from your Valentine", the origin of the modern custom. On February 14, he was beheaded outside the Flaminian Gate, but his heart beat on. His Feast Day was established by Pope Gelasius I in 496.

Not yet rated. Be the first to Write a Review

Satisfaction Guaranteed

We provide all of our customers with a refund, return and / or exchange on everything we sell including all bullion and certified coins. If for any reason, you have a problem, please feel free to call us. We will always do our best to accommodate you.

.

Items In Cart


There are no items in the cart.

PLATINUM