I don't usually spend a lot on coins so finding one I could afford, with a strong, readable GOTHICO took much, much longer than expected. Lesson learned! These are usually in terrible shape. ---- At the time of Claudius's accession, the Roman Empire was in serious danger from several incursions, both inside and outside its borders. The most pressing of these was an invasion of Illyricum and Pannonia by the Goths. Although Gallienus had already inflicted some damage on them at the Battle of Nestus, Claudius, not long after being named emperor, followed this up by winning his greatest victory, and one of the greatest in the history of Roman arms. At the Battle of Naissus, Claudius and his legions routed a huge Gothic army. Together with his cavalry commander, the future Emperor Aurelian, the Romans took thousands of prisoners and destroyed the Gothic cavalry as a force. The victory earned Claudius his surname of "Gothicus" (conqueror of the Goths). --- Divus Claudius II Gothicus, died 270. Antoninianus (Bronze18 mm 2,97 g). Mediolanum, 270. Obv. DIVO CLAVDIO GOTHICO Radiate head of Claudius II to right. Rev. CONSECRATIO / T Lighted altar. --- Please share any coins of Claudius II Gothicus..