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Barzus

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Unlisted Claudius II CONSECRATIO type?
« on: September 10, 2015, 04:50:36 am »
Hello,

I recently acquired a small antoninianus of Divus Claudius II. What striked my attention is that the usual altar on the reverse seems to be decorated with an eagle... i have never met such a coin before, and can ´t find any mention of it.

Obverse: DIVO CLAVDIO, radiate bust right
Reverse: CONSECRATIO, flaming altar, decorated with an eagle?

The style looks official to me.

Any thoughts?

Thanks for your help,

G.

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Re: Unlisted Claudius II CONSECRATIO type?
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2015, 07:18:52 pm »
Wow cool coin! I think it looks official too; the style of the eagle is in keeping with the times and everything seems precisely engraved.

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Re: Unlisted Claudius II CONSECRATIO type?
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2015, 12:06:09 am »
I agree it looks official and the style appears to be of the Rome/ Milan mint. Been collecting a long while and have not come across this variation. Very interesting and have yet to check any references. If I come across any, I will post it here. Hopefully, another collector has some information to add. Either case a real nice one, lucky you.

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Re: Unlisted Claudius II CONSECRATIO type?
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2015, 12:15:48 am »
Hi, nice and interesting coin ..


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Re: Unlisted Claudius II CONSECRATIO type?
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2015, 09:15:02 pm »
Fantastic!  Wonderful combination of Claudius II's two main consecration designs.

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Re: Unlisted Claudius II CONSECRATIO type?
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2015, 11:43:11 pm »
Hi Barz,

That's an interesting coin!

I like it.

The reverse looks like an eagle starring in a movie viewed on one of those old console televisions from the 1970s. :)

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Re: Unlisted Claudius II CONSECRATIO type?
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2015, 02:14:23 am »
Haha Meepzorp, good call. It's like when, in the 80s, TV channels would go off the air for the night and (here in the US) they'd play the national anthem before going to static showing Eagles and the flag. Funny.

Nice coin! I'll be looking for one of these!

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Re: Unlisted Claudius II CONSECRATIO type?
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2015, 06:24:44 pm »
Barzus, checked reference Cuentio Treasure and other former sales catalogs. Seems this is the first on to come to light. RIC does not list these with detail, so hopefully another collector may have another to post. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Unlisted Claudius II CONSECRATIO type?
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2015, 07:38:02 pm »
Super coin, love it.

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Re: Unlisted Claudius II CONSECRATIO type?
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2015, 02:49:03 am »
Thanks for your comments and research!
It seems to be a new type then...to be followed!

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Re: Unlisted Claudius II CONSECRATIO type?
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2015, 12:36:13 am »
Perhaps you should submit it to the official RIC-MERC site, run by Sylviane Estiot:
http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/feedback/cointype

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Re: Unlisted Claudius II CONSECRATIO type?
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2015, 12:43:38 am »
Thanks for the suggestion Rom'... :)

 

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