CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS, DIVUS
AE Antoninianus. 3.5g, 18.8mm
MINTED: Rome mint, circa end AD 270-271. Posthumous issue struck under Aurelian.
REF: New RIC Online temp #1278; RIC 1st 266
OBVERSE: DIVO CLAVDIO, radiate head right.
REVERSE: CONSECRATIO, Eagle standing left, head turned right.
Very Fine/Almost Very Fine. Typical compact flan.
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, DIVUS . AD 268-270 . AE Antoninianus . CONSECRATIO / Eagle
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