Any idea what this roman coin is? Thanks

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Charitycoincollector, Jan 14, 2020.

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  1. Hey all,
    I have this Small roman coin it is heavily tarnished with an emperor on one side and what is possibly Romulus & Remus on the reverse. Like I say I know its very worn. If it helps it weighs 2.9g and measures approx 1.8cm.

    Any insight is always appreciated (Pictures below) Thanks!

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  3. gsimonel

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    It is a bronze antoninianus (a double denarius) of Claudius II, often called Claudius Gothicus, who reigned from 268-270 A.D. I think the reverse is depicting a trophy between two seated captives. Here is a photo of another example that I found on wildwinds.com
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    The coin celebrates his victory over the German tribes, and the reverse inscription is something along the lines of VICTOR GERMAN or VICTORIA GOTHIC, or some variant of that.
     
  4. Thanks !!! Superb information
     
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