AD 268-270

AE Antoninianus. 2.3g, 20mm
MINTED: Siscia mint, end AD 269 - early 270
REF: New RIC V/1 Online temp #737 (this coin cited)
OBVERSE: IMP CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
REVERSE: LAETITIA AVG, Laetitia standing left, holding wreath in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand.



Ex Finn Johannessen Collection (purchased from Ancient Treasures, 16 Jan 2004)

Finn Johannessen was a specialist collector who assembled probably the most complete private collection of Claudius II coinage. His collection included numerous rarities and important additions to the new online version of Roman Imperial Coinage (RIC) V Part I.


Almost Very Fine/Fine.

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 . AE Antoninianus. Siscia mint . **Pedigreed**

SKU: 2360
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