CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS
AD 268-270

AE Antoninianus. 3.27g, 21.3mm
MINTED: Rome mint, AD 269-270
REF: RIC 66; RIC New Online temp #242; Cunetio 1990 (3 ex)
OBVERSE: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
REVERSE: MARS VLTOR, Mars advancing right, holding transverse spear and trophy.

Grade/Notes:

Good Very Fine.  Very nice bold portrait of Claudius.  Traces of original silvering.  Minor flan crack.
 

Historical Notes:
Of low birth, Claudius II rose through the ranks of the army and served as Commander of the Elite Cavalry under Emperor Gallienus. His own brief reign was notable for the success he had in restoring some prestige to the reputation of Empire's legions. At the Battle of Naissus, he crushed a huge army of invading Goths, earning himself the title Gothicus (Conqueror of the Goths). He succumbed to the plague while preparing to go to war against the Vandals.

CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS . AD 268-270 . Antoninianus . "Mars the Avenger"

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