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Claudius II Gothicus, September 268 - August or September 270 A.D.

Claudius II Gothicus was born in Illyricum around 215 A.D. Under Valerian and Gallienus he was recognized as a superb general. After the murder of Gallienus, Claudius Gothicus was proclaimed emperor and preceded to crush the Alemani tribe who had invaded Roman territory. Soon after an enormous horde of Goths poured into the empire. Against all advice, Claudius confronted the barbarians at Naissus in Upper Moesia. He fought a brilliant battle and annihilated them. Unfortunately for the empire, he died of plague after a reign of only two years.


Click for a larger photo 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 Hoard -, 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 arms; ; very rare; $290.00 (217.50)

Claudius II Gothicus, September 268 - August or September 270 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt
Click for a larger photo In 270, the Empire suffered an economic crisis due to usurpations, partition of the empire, invasions, and sackings of the countryside and cities. Agricultural and industrial productions were significantly decreased, and mines went unused. A monetary crisis ensued. Inflation was up to 1,000% in some areas of the empire.
RX58963. Billon tetradrachm, Milne 4246, Geissen 3030, Dattari 5383, SNG Cop 849, BMC 2330, Kampmann-Ganschow 104.19, Emmett 3869 (R2), F/VF, weight 9.664 g, maximum diameter 20.7 mm, die axis 0o, Alexandria mint, 29 Aug 269 - 28 Aug 270; obverse AVT KΛAV∆IOC CEB, laureate and cuirassed bust right; reverse bust of Alexandria right wearing turreted cap, earring, and chiton L - B (year 2) flanking across field; scarce; $130.00 (97.50)

Click for a larger photo This coin is dedicated to the goddess Fides for her good quality of preserving the public peace by keeping the army true to its allegiance.
RA71410. Billon antoninianus, RIC V 149, EF/gVF, superb portrait, minor edge cracks, some porosity and flatness on reverse, weight 5.863 g, maximum diameter 19.7 mm, die axis 180o, 2nd officina, Rome mint, 268 - 270 A.D.; obverse IMP CLAVDIVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse FIDES MILIT, Fides standing slightly left, holding two standards, one in each hand, S in ex; $130.00 (97.50) ON RESERVE

Click for a larger photo This commemorative type was issued by Quintillus or Aurelian.
BB70602. Silvered antoninianus, SRCV III 11460, RIC V 266, Cohen 46, nice VF, well centered, nice portrait, weight 3.515 g, maximum diameter 20.7 mm, die axis 180o, uncertain mint, 270 A.D.; obverse DIVO CLAVDIO, radiate head right; reverse CONSECRATIO, eagle standing left, head right; $120.00 (90.00)

Click for a larger photo Click on Isis Faria, sistrum or situla to read about them in Forum's NumisWiki!
RS65544. Billon antoninianus, RIC V 217, Cohen 255, F, weight 3.513 g, maximum diameter 20.5 mm, die axis 315o, Antioch mint, 268 - 270 A.D.; obverse IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse SALV-S AVG, Isis Faria standing left, sistrum in right, situla in left, usually an officina letter in exergue (off flan); scarce; $70.00 (52.50)

Click for a larger photo Salus was the Roman goddess of health. She was Hygieia to the Greeks, who believed her to be the daughter of Aesculapius, the god of medicine and healing, and Epione, the goddess of soothing of pain. Her father Asclepius learned the secrets of keeping death at bay after observing one serpent bringing another healing herbs. Woman seeking fertility, the sick, and the injured slept in his temples in chambers where non-poisonous snakes were left to crawl on the floor and provide healing.
BB69510. Billon antoninianus, RIC V 242, Hunter -, SRCV III -, Normanby Hoard -, gVF, dark toning, double struck, flan crack, weight 3.196 g, maximum diameter 25.3 mm, die axis 180o, Cyzicus (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, 268 - 270 A.D.; obverse IMP C M AVR CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right; reverse SALVS AVG, Salus standing right feeding snake held in both hands, SPQR in ex; from the Butte College Foundation, ex Lindgren; scarce; $60.00 (45.00)

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RB66285. Bronze antoninianus, RIC V 171, SRCV III 11379, VF, uneven strike, weight 3.723 g, maximum diameter 19.8 mm, die axis 0o, 2nd officina, Mediolanum (Milan, Italy) mint, 268 - 269 A.D.; obverse IMP CLAVDIVS P F AVG, radiate draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse VICTORIA AVG, Victory running right, wreath extended in right, palm frond over shoulder in left, S in ex; $40.00 (30.00)

Claudius II Gothicus, September 268 - August or September 270 A.D.
Click for a larger photo In 268, Gallienus was murdered by his senior officers while besieging the would-be usurper Aureolus in Mediolanum (Milan). The Senate charged Marcus Aurelius Claudius with Gallienus' murder but it was never proven. The accused became the new emperor, Claudius II.
RB62041. Silvered antoninianus, RIC V 157, SRCV 3215, Cohen 202, Choice gVF, weight 4.608 g, maximum diameter 22.0 mm, die axis 315o, Mediolanum (Milan, Italy) mint, obverse IMP CLAVDIVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse PAX AVG, Pax walking left, extending olive-branch in right hand, long transverse scepter in left, T in ex; some silvering remaining; $36.00 (27.00)

Claudius II Gothicus, September 268 - August or September 270 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt
Click for a larger photo In 268, Gallienus was murdered by his senior officers while besieging the would-be usurper Aureolus in Mediolanum (Milan). The Senate charged Marcus Aurelius Claudius with Gallienus' murder but it was never proven. The accused became the new emperor, Claudius II.
RX69311. Billon tetradrachm, Geissen 3046, Dattari 5416, Milne 4287, Curtis 1695, SNG Cop 853, Kampmann-Ganschow 104.33, BMC Alexandria 2334, Emmett 3878, F, weight 7.799 g, maximum diameter 21.5 mm, die axis 0o, Alexandria mint, Sep 268 - 28 Aug 269 A.D.; obverse AYT K KΛAY∆IOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse eagle standing right, looking back, holding wreath in beak, wings closed, date L-Γ (year 3) flanking across field; $30.00 (22.50)

Click for a larger photo This coin is dedicated to the goddess Fides for her good quality of preserving the public peace by keeping the army true to its allegiance.
RB90623. Bronze antoninianus, RIC V 36, gVF/F, weight 4.778 g, maximum diameter 19.3 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, obverse IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right; reverse FIDES EXERCI, Fides standing left, vertical standard in right, transverse standard in left; $26.00 (19.50)



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Obverse legends:

DIVOCLAVDIO
DIVOCLAVDIOGOTHICO
DIVOCLAVDIOOPTIMOIMP
DIVOCLAVDIOOPTIMP
IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG
IMPCLAVDIVSAVG
IMPCLAVDIVSPFAVG
IMPCMAVRCLAVDIVSAVG



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Roman Coins of Claudius II