There were several designs produced in the East with pagan themes, and were proved to have been minted during the Great Christian Persecution, during 311-312. The idea is that the coins were produced to spread the word that paganism was still the law of the land. These are not rare, but not common, and finding high grade examples is pretty tough. This is an example of probably the most common type, the Apolloni reverse, featuring Apollo with a lyre. The level of preservation here is astounding! Please share your persecution coins.