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Home > Catalog > Roman Coins > Recovery of the Empire > Claudius II > RA87973
Claudius II Gothicus, September 268 - August or September 270 A.D.
Neptune was the god of freshwater and the sea in Roman religion. He is the counterpart of the Greek god Poseidon. In the Greek-influenced tradition, Neptune was the brother of Jupiter and Pluto; the brothers presided over the realms of Heaven, the earthly world, and the Underworld. Salacia was his consort. Neptune was likely associated with fresh water springs before the sea. Like Poseidon, Neptune was worshiped by the Romans also as a god of horses, under the name Neptunus Equester, a patron of horse-racing.
RA87973. Billon antoninianus, MER-RIC 1044, Huvelin 1990 38, Komin 1267, Cohen VI 184, RIC V-1 214 var. (ē or A in ex.), SRCV III 11353, aVF, well centered, reverse struck with a worn die, 1st officina, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, weight 3.917g, maximum diameter 20.9mm, die axis 180o, issue 3, c. early Ė mid 270; obverse IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate head left; reverse NEPTVN AVG, Neptune standing slightly left, head left, nude but for cloak on left shoulder, dolphin in right hand, trident vertical in left hand; $60.00











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