Claudius II Gothicus, September 268 - August or September 270 A.D.
Click on Isis Faria, sistrum or situla to read about them in Forum's NumisWiki!RS65544. Billon antoninianus, MER-RIC 1059, RIC V 217, Huvelin NAC XIX 43, Hunter IV 83, Cohen VI 255, F, weight 3.513 g, maximum diameter 20.5 mm, die axis 315o, 5th officina, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, issue 3, c. early - mid 270; obverse IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate head left; reverse SALV-S AVG, Isis Faria standing left, sistrum in right, situla in left, usually an officina letter in exergue (off flan); scarce;
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Hercules' 11th labor was to steal three of Hera's immortality-giving golden apples from the Garden of the Hesperides, guarded by Ladon, a never-sleeping, hundred-headed dragon. Hercules asked Atlas to steal the apples, agreeing to hold up the world so Atlas could complete the task. Atlas returned but refused take back his burden. Hercules, pretending to enjoy the task, convinced Atlas to hold the world while he made a pad of the lion skin. Hercules then ran away and never took back the task.RA77908. Billon antoninianus, MER-RIC 1056 (30 spec.), RIC V 213, Cohen VI 137, Amasya 2321, Dalheim 1524, Komin 1266, SRCV III -, VF, well centered, some silvering, reverse die wear, weight 3.148 g, maximum diameter 20.5 mm, 4th officina, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, issue 3, c. early – mid 270; obverse IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate head left; reverse IVVENTVS AVG, Hercules standing slightly right, head left, nude, resting right hand on grounded club behind, apple of the Hesperides in right hand, lion skin draped over left arm; from the Butte College Foundation, ex Lindgren, ex Colosseum Coin Exchange;
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A scarce and popular historical type - the reverse commemorates Claudius' great victory over the Goths at Naissus in Upper Moesia.BB67670. Billon antoninianus, Normanby Hoard 1107 (1 spec.), RIC V 252 var. (draped and SPQR in ex), SRCV III 11381 var. (SPQR in ex), Cunetio -, EF, weight 3.470 g, maximum diameter 22.0 mm, die axis 315o, 2nd officina, Cyzicus (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, 268 - 270 A.D.; obverse IMP CLAVDIVS P F AVG, radiate head right, two pellets below; reverse VICTORIAE GOTHIC, two captives seated at the base of a trophy of captured arms; ; very rare; SOLD
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