Claudius II Leftie!

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  1. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    I just picked up this really cool Claudius II leftie. It even retains a good amount of silvering, which tends to be unusual for Claudius. It is also quite well struck, has full beading, and is of a good size.

    Ruler: Claudius II
    Denomination: BI Antoninianus
    Obv: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG. Radiate bust left, flowing head straps.
    Rev: IVNO R-EGINA. Juno standing left with peacock at feet.
    Diameter: 21mm
    Weight: 3.8g
    Mint: Antioch
    Mintmark: None
    Reference: RIC Antioch 212 rad left

    Please post any unusual lefties.
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  3. Roman Collector

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    I have one too:

    [​IMG] Claudius II, AD 268-270.
    Roman billon antoninianus, 3.41 g, 19.4 mm, 11 h.
    Antioch, 3rd emission, early-mid 270.
    Obv: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate head, left.
    Rev: IVNO REGINA, Juno standing left, holding patera and scepter; peacock at feet.
    Refs: RIC 212 (3L); Cohen 133; MER/RIC temp 1048; RCV --; Alfoldi 24/3; Huvelin 1990, 39.
  4. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    The Antioch mint liked their lefties.

    Claudius II - Sol Avg 1837.jpg
    AE Antoninianus. 3.29g, 20.5mm. Antioch mint, circa early – mid AD 270. New RIC Online Temp #1053; RIC 221; Cohen 273. O: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate head left. R: SOL AVG, Sol with whip and upraised arm standing left.
  5. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    There always is a special appeal to lefties when most of that ruler's coins face right. Sol, Iuventus, Aequitas, Juno
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  6. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    Lefty Claudius with Apollo reverse (but SALVS legend):

    Claudius II - Apollo bust left lot Sep 18a.jpg

    Claudius II Gothicus Æ Antoninianus
    (268-270 A.D.)
    Antioch Mint

    IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, Radiate head left / SALVS AVG, Apollo standing left
    holding branch and leaning on upright lyre.
    RIC 216 var.; Sear 11368.
    (2.95 grams / 20 mm)
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  7. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    Joining in the club....

  8. gogili1977

    gogili1977 Well-Known Member

    Another with VIRTVS reverse.
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