Claudius II Billon

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  1. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I have had my eye on this coin for at least a month, Finally pulled the trigger.
    Can some one help me with Some references.
    Claudius II Billon. IMG_3467.JPG IMG_3468.JPG Please post anything Claudius II
     
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  3. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    That is an antoninianus struck in Antioch in 268-9. The reverse depicts Serapis standing facing, head left, raising r. hand and holding a scepter in the l. The gamma in the exergue is the mark of the third officina.

    It is RIC 201; Cohen 58; Hunter 74; Sear 11323.
     
  4. Smojo

    Smojo dreamliner

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    Claudius II Gothicus. AD 268-270.
    Æ Antoninianus, 20mm, 3.0g, 6h; Rome mint.
    Obv.: IMP CLAVDIVS AVG; Radiate head right /
    Rev.: SECVRIT AVG; Securitas standing facing, head left, legs crossed, leaning on short column, holding scepter // XI
    Reference: RIC Va 100, p. 218

    Glad to see your still around, Been a while, was about to PM you
     
  5. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Very nice Claudius II, looks like good metal with great detail. Congrats.
     
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  6. Roman Collector

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  7. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Nice example.
     
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  8. gregarious

    gregarious E Pluribus Unum

    a fine coin of Claudius ll ! claudius ll salt and pepper cannons 001.JPG claudius ll salt and pepper cannons 002.JPG
     
  9. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    That's really nice for a Claudius II... make that exceptionally nice!
     
  10. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    That's an exceptionally nice Claudius II imperial issue!

    Oh, I see Zumbly already used that phrase :oops:. Trying again:

    That's a remarkably nice Claudius II imperial issue! :D
     
  11. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Claudius II RESTITVTOR ORBIS Antoninianus.jpg
    Claudius II, AD 268-270
    Roman silvered billon antoninianus; 3.66 g, 19.1 mm
    Siscia, issue 1, AD 268
    Obv: IMP CLAVDIVS CAES AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum, seen from rear
    Rev: RESTITVTOR ORBIS, emperor in military dress standing l., holding patera over small altar in r. hand and spear pointing down in l. hand
    Refs: RIC 189; MER/RIC temp no. 562; Cohen 247; Markl, Num Zeitschr v. 16, p. 427; Alfoldi 1936, 1.2
     
  12. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Thanks Roman,
     
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  13. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I am still around, there isn't many dealers close to me that deal with ancients.
    I found this at a pawn shop. I think I did ok, even though the price doesn't matter.
    Especially, when Ya have made up your mind and decide that you have to have it!
     
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  14. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Thanks Ya All for the kind comments, some very wonderful coins you have posted.
     
  15. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter in hoc signo vinces

    Here's my Claudius II. As I recall, some legends report that he was the father of Constantius I. Although he reigned only two years he was well-regarded because of his victories over the barbarians. (I'm remembering my Edward Gibbon).

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  16. Victor_Clark

    Victor_Clark hominem unius libri timeo Dealer

    The Historia Augusta makes the claim that the mother of Constantius I was a niece of Claudius II and Quintillus. Modern historians think that this was a story made up by Constantine I, as his grandparents actually most likely came from humble origins.
     
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  17. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter in hoc signo vinces

    Thanks for the clarification. It's been awhile since I read Gibbon so I didn't recall the details correctly. The Historia Augusta is also notoriously inaccurate.
     
  18. Smojo

    Smojo dreamliner

    Yeah brother, as you know there are zero ancient dealers anywhere near my place and only 4 coin shops in the metro area. I've only been to the 3 closest ones.
    Auctions and online forums are my only allies when it comes to my collection(s).
    And you did well. Costs vary by collectors, supply and demand seems to dictate price.
     
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  19. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES! Supporter

    that's a great ant of claudius ii.

    here's my best, i got this one secret santa style!

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  20. Victor_Clark

    Victor_Clark hominem unius libri timeo Dealer

    Yes, the HA is not very reliable, but in this circumstance, the story originated from Constantine himself. He issued a series of posthumous coins deifing his "ancestor"


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    Divo Claudius II
    Posthumous issue
    A.D. 317-318
    16x17mm 1.3gm
    DIVO CLAVDIO OPTIMO IMP; veiled bust of Claudius II right.
    REQVIES OPTIMO-RVM MERITORVM; Emperor seated left in curule chair, raising right hand, holding scepter.
    In ex. SIS
    RIC VII Siscia 43
     
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  21. Alegandron

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

    Congras @Pickin and Grinin !

    I have a couple used versions...

    RI Claudius II 268-270 BI Ant Fortuna.jpg
    RI Claudius II 268-270 BI Ant Fortuna

    RI Claudius II 268-270 CE BI Ant Neptune Stndg dolphin trident.jpg
    RI Claudius II 268-270 CE BI Ant Neptune Stndg dolphin trident
     
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