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ROMAN EMPIRE, Claudius II Gothicus - AE antoninianus
Tarraco or Mediolanum
end 270 - early 271 AD
radiate head right
altar with flames above, front divided into four sections with dot in each section
(3. officina) T
RIC V-1, 261
2,73 g 19-18 mm

very rare !!!!

Mrkl states in his work "The Imperial Mints during the Reign of Claudius II. Gothicus and their Issues" that RIC attribute these coins wrongly to Milan (or Gallic mint) but they are in fact from Tarraco. No two mints in empire were allowed to strike same issue. Tarraco mint should have made "DIVO CLAVDIO GOTHICO" but this coin has only short (Siscian) legend: "DIVO CLAVDIO". Two known exemplars with short legend are mentioned by Mrkl.
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numismo  [Jun 13, 2013 at 01:17 PM]
Where do you get this extraordinary claim that this is from Tarraco? Any verifiable evidence?
Johny SYSEL  [Jun 15, 2013 at 09:00 AM]
I've read it here and it seemed to me like a trustful source: Maerkl_The_Coinage_of_Claudius_II_Engl (I can't post direct link here) I understand from it that the mint which RIC calls Milan is in fact Tarraco and Milan hadn't mint in Claudius II's times.