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Claudius II Gothicus, September 268 - August or September 270 A.D.

Claudius II Gothicus was born in Illyricum around 215 A.D. Under Valerian and Gallienus he was recognized as a superb general. After the murder of Gallienus, Claudius Gothicus was proclaimed emperor and preceded to crush the Alemanni tribe who had invaded Roman territory. Soon after an enormous horde of Goths poured into the empire. Against all advice, Claudius confronted the barbarians at Naissus in Upper Moesia. He fought a brilliant battle and annihilated them. Unfortunately for the empire, he died of plague after a reign of only two years.


Claudius II Gothicus, September 268 - August or September 270 A.D., Commemorative Issued by Constantine the Great

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The reverse legend translates, "The rest and retirement of the best and most meritorious [emperors]," referring to the dead and deified emperors Claudius II Gothicus, Maximian and Constantius I. Constantine struck commemoratives with this reverse for each of those emperors, with whom he had familial connections.
RL88064. Billon half follis, RIC VII Thessalonica p. 503, 26 (2nd officina not listed); Cohen VI 245; SRCV IV 16399; Hunter V -, VF, well centered, slightly rough dark green patina, weight 1.518 g, maximum diameter 17.6 mm, die axis 180o, 2nd officina, Thessalonica (Salonika, Greece) mint, 317 - 318 A.D.; obverse DIVO CLAVDIO OPTIMO IMP, laureate and veiled head right; reverse REQVIES OPTIMORVM MERITORVM (retirement most deserved), emperor seated left on curule chair, raising right hand, short scepter downward in left, TSB in exergue; very rare; $90.00 (€76.50)
 


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Neptune was the god of freshwater and the sea in Roman religion. He is the counterpart of the Greek god Poseidon. In the Greek-influenced tradition, Neptune was the brother of Jupiter and Pluto; the brothers presided over the realms of Heaven, the earthly world, and the Underworld. Salacia was his consort. Neptune was likely associated with fresh water springs before the sea. Like Poseidon, Neptune was worshiped by the Romans also as a god of horses, under the name Neptunus Equester, a patron of horse-racing.
RA87973. Billon antoninianus, MER-RIC 1044, Huvelin 1990 38, Komin 1267, Cohen VI 184, RIC V-1 214 var. (• or A in ex.), SRCV III 11353, aVF, well centered, reverse struck with a worn die, weight 3.917 g, maximum diameter 20.9 mm, die axis 180o, 1st officina, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, issue 3, c. early – mid 270; obverse IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate head left; reverse NEPTVN AVG, Neptune standing slightly left, head left, nude but for cloak on left shoulder, dolphin in right hand, trident vertical in left hand; $60.00 (€51.00)
 


Claudius II Gothicus, September 268 - August or September 270 A.D., Commemorative Issued by Constantine the Great

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Constantine struck commemoratives for Claudius II Gothicus, Maximian and Constantius I, emperors with whom he had familial connections.
RL88108. Bronze 1/4 follis, RIC VII p. 311, 112 (R1); SRCV IV 16386; Cohen VI Claudius 174; Hunter III p. 221, 3 var. (1st officina), VF, well centered, green patina, earthen deposits, patina chipping on edge, weight 1.865 g, maximum diameter 15.9 mm, die axis 0o, 2nd officina, Rome mint, 317 - 318 A.D.; obverse DIVO CLAVDIO OPT IMP, laureate and veiled head right; reverse MEMORIAE AETERNAE (to eternal memory), eagle standing right on exergue line, head left, wings open, RS in exergue; rare; $40.00 (€34.00)
 







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OBVERSE LEGENDS

DIVOCLAVDIO
DIVOCLAVDIOGOTHICO
DIVOCLAVDIOOPTIMOIMP
DIVOCLAVDIOOPTIMP
IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG
IMPCLAVDIVSAVG
IMPCLAVDIVSPFAVG
IMPCMAVRCLAVDIVSAVG


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