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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Recovery of the Empire| > |Claudius II| > RL88541
Claudius II Gothicus, September 268 - August or September 270 A.D.
|Claudius| |II|, |Claudius| |II| |Gothicus,| |September| |268| |-| |August| |or| |September| |270| |A.D.|, Laetitia is the Roman goddess of gaiety and joy, her name deriving from the root word laeta, meaning happy. She is typically depicted on coinage with a wreath in her right hand, and a scepter, a rudder, or an anchor in her left hand.

Under Claudius II, the Rome and Siscia mints often struck the same types. One way to distinguish the issuing mint for a coin is the portrait style. Portraits of Claudius II from Siscia often have a downward pointing nose, such as on this coin.
RL88541. Billon antoninianus, MER-RIC T884 (24 spec.), RIC V-1 235, SRCV III 11347, Cohen Vi 142, Komin 1120, ăanakkale 2361, Hunter IV - (p. lxxxiii), F, well centered, porous, a little rough, light deposits, closed flan crack, Cyzicus (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, weight 3.533g, maximum diameter 22.2mm, die axis 180o, issue 2, c. mid 269; obverse IMP C M AVR CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse LAETITIA AVG N (the joy of our Emperor), Laetitia standing left, wreath in right hand, left hand resting on grounded anchor, M - C flanking high across field, exergue blank; SOLD











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