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The capture of London, AD 296.
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: E9223-2|
|Description: A classical coin depicting the capture of London in AD296 by Constantius Chlorus. On the obverse there is a bust of Chlorus in armour and mantle. The legend reads 'FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOBII CAES'. On the reverse, London is shown kneeling to receive the general who is mounted on horseback. He is wearing a helmet, armour and cloak and is holding a spear in his right hand. A fortress is visible on the right and a galley below. On this side of the coin (shown above) the legend reads 'REDDITOR LVCIS AETERNAE'. Inscription: 'LON. P.T.R.' (Mint of Treves).|
|Date: c.AD 276|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London|