Cladius Gothicus finaly got one

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  1. bcuda

    bcuda Supporter! Supporter

    Been wanting to get a Claudius Gothicus for a while. I had decided I wanted a well centered coin of Him, that just made it harder on making a purchase so I never really looked to much. Well I bought not just one but two of them. The first one has the typical Cladius Gothicus looking face but the second one does not look like the majority of them out there so I decided I wanted it also.

    Claudius II, Gothicus, 268-270 AD
    Æ Antoninianus, (4.15 grams , 21mm)
    Antioch Mint.
    IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
    NEPTV-N AVG, Neptune standing left, holding dolphin and trident
    A in exergue. RIC214


    Claudius II Gothicus, 268-270 AD
    AE Antoninianus (3.96 grams , 22mm).
    Rome mint. Struck 268-269 AD.
    IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right
    FELIC-ITAS AVG, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus
    and cornucopiae. RIC 32
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  3. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Both are nice, the first one stands out being so well executed.

    That one isn't nice, but is where he got his "gothicusness" from

    Claudius II "Gothicus", Antoninianus - Cyzicus mint, AD 269.
    IMP CLAVDIUS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
    VICTORIAE GOTHIC, Two captives leaning besides a trophy.
    3.08 gr
    Ref : RCV # 11381; RIC V pt. 1 # 252; Cohen # 308
    This antoninianus comemorates Claudius II' victory against Goths at Naissus, thus becoming "Gothicus"

  4. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Claudius Gothicus would make a cool specialty area. There are numerous different coins, different mints, and they -- for the most part -- are not expensive.

    This one is my favorite one because of the depiction of Isis with her sistrum and situla.

    Claudius II Gothicus, AD 268-270.
    Roman billon antoninianus, 4.07 g, 22.4 mm, 5 h.
    Antioch, officina 5, issue 1, end 268-end 269.
    Obv: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
    Rev: SALVS AVG, Isis standing left, holding sistrum and situla; Є in exergue.
    Refs: RIC 217A; MER/RIC temp 1024; Cohen 256; RCV 11370; Huvelin 1990, 10; Normanby 1109.
  5. svessien

    svessien Senior Member Supporter

    Like my friend @Roman Collector , I agree that Claudius II would be a nice speciality area. Lots of different portraits and reverses. I like both yours, the one from Rome especially.
    I have 3 of his coins, so not exactly specialized....

    Sear 11370 Claudius II.jpg

    Claudius II Gothicus, AD 268-270. AR Antoninianus. Antioch mint.
    Obverse: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate, draped bust right, seen from the back.
    Reverse: SALVS AVG, Isis standing left, holding sistrum and basket. Officina: E
    Reference: RIC V-1, 217; Cohen 256.

    Claudius II G.jpg

    Claudius II Gothicus, 268-270AD
    BI Antoninanus Antioch 268-69 AD
    RCV 11344

    Claudius II.jpg

    Claudius II (268-270 AD). AE silvered Antoninianus, Antioch mint.
    Obverse: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate, draped bust right.
    Reverse: SOL AVG, Sol standing left, holding whip and raising right hand. Mintmark: dot.
    Reference: RIC V-1, 221 type 4 Antioch. Scarce.
  6. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Nice finds, @bcuda ! Well done.

    RI Claudius Gothicus CE 268-270 AE Ant 24x21mm 2.3g FORTVNA REDVX; Fortuna standing left rudder and cornucopia Z RIC 41
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  7. tartanhill

    tartanhill Well-Known Member

    Very nice coins!!!
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  8. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    @bcuda......Both are very nice coins indeed!...The first has a lovely portrait but what stands out to me is the really nicely detailed Neptune reverse!.....Good pick ups!
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  9. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter I dig ancient coins...

    And Claudius II headed to the afterlife...


  10. galba68

    galba68 Well-Known Member

    Bcuda, lovely portraits!
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  11. Spectacular coins, both of them!
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  12. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

  13. Ryro

    Ryro They call me the 13th Caesar Supporter

    Not sure I've seen Gothicus look that good:artist: Big coingrats!
    For a guy who was only around for 2 years Claudius II did a ton to stabilize the empire and set up Aurelian to restore the world in his short 5 years at the top.
    My 2 CGII:
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  14. Claudius_Gothicus

    Claudius_Gothicus Well-Known Member

    Great coins! I'm trying to specialize in this time period so, while I still don't have many coins, I do have a few nice ones. Here are my most interesting:
    Claudius II Siscia.jpg
    Claudius II (268-270), Antoninianus, Siscia mint, 4th emission (Late 270), 1st officina.
    Obverse: IMP CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed right-facing bust.
    Reverse: P M T-R P COS P P, left-facing seated Apollo, resting his left arm on a lyre and holding an olive branch in his right hand; P in exergue.
    RIC V online 770, Minster 271, La Venera 9728

    Foto 2.jpg
    Claudius II (268-270), Antoninianus, Antioch mint, 4th emission (Late 270).
    Obverse: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate left-facing head.
    Reverse: CONC-OR AVG, Proserpina standing right, holding long-handled torch in hand, facing Ceres standing left, holding corn-ears in right hand and long-handled torch in left hand.
    RIC 200, RIC V online 1073
    (The green spots aren't bronze disease, they're hard and stable)
    Foto 3.jpg
    Claudius II (268-270), Antoninianus, Antioch mint, 4th emission (Late 270).
    Obverse: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate left-facing head.
    Reverse: AETE-R A-V-G, Luna standing left, holding long-handled lighted torch in both hands, facing Sol standing right, with right hand raised and holding whip in left hand.
    RIC 198, RIC V online 1070
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2020
  15. seth77

    seth77 Well-Known Member

    These are better than what you usually see for Claudius II. Here is Smyrna late 268:

    minerva avg.JPG
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  16. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Supporter! Supporter

    Your Neptune coin is amazing...
    here is my less amazing version:

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  17. singig

    singig Well-Known Member

    Beautiful details on both coins ! Congrats !

    Claudius II. Gothicus Antoninianus, Rome mint.
    IMP CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right.
    Rev: MARTI PACIFERO / X in right field, Mars advancing to front, head left, holding olive branch, spear and shield.
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  18. Orange Julius

    Orange Julius Well-Known Member

    I don’t know why... but I love Claudius II coins. Below are a few pics that I have handy on my phone.

    Here’s one that’s really ugly but you don’t see often. I’d like to find one in great condition without spending what it would probably go for.
    RIC 256
    RIC 252v
    Don’t have the attribution handy
    RIC 171
    RIC 172
    RIC 159
  19. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member came to mind as soon as i saw this thread..(i wonder whyo_O:D)..congrats on your 1st @bcuda ..i searched for two days thru over 1000 files for this...(and couldn't find it:sour:)..its so much faster and easier just to take anutter pic.....i love this one cause its got a counting board on the reverse...(i can count the coins on it):) Claudis ll Gothicus  counting board reverse 001.JPG Claudis ll Gothicus  counting board reverse 002.JPG
  20. philologus_1

    philologus_1 Well-Known Member

    What? No Alexandrian-style portrait? I'll fix that. :)
    EGYPT. Alexandria. Claudius II Gothicus, AD 268-270.
    AE tetradrachm. Dated RY 2 (AD 269/70).
    Obv.: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust, right.
    Rev.: Elpis standing, left, holding lotus blossom & raising a skirt fold; L – B.
    Diam.: 19mm. Weight: 9.26 gr.
    Attrib.: Dattari (Savio) 5388. Milne 4227.
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  21. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    You're perfectly right :

    Claudius II Gothicus, Tetradrachm - Alexandria mint, year 1 (AD 268/269)
    AVKKLAVDIOCCEB, Laureate and draped bust right
    Eagle standing right, head left, with wreath in beak. LA in right field
    10.14 gr 21/22 mm
    Ref : Emmett # 3878, RCV # 11407

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