II Gothicus (268-270 A.D.) - AE Antoninianus - 20.97x19.35mm, 3.53g
|Obverse - IMP C CLAVDIVS PF AVG
Claudius, his radiate and cuirassed bust right.
|Reverse - VICTOR GERMAN
Trophy with two captives seated below.
(refers to the defeat of the Alemanni near the Brenner Pass, in 268 A.D.)
|This coin was once part of the collection of the Academisch Penningenkabinet of the Hogeschool Leiden, which was |
disbanded in 1881. Most of their coins were subsequently incorportated in the collection of the Koninklijk
Peningenkabinet in Den Haag.
Obsolete coins were sold off in batches from the 20th century onwards. A couple of these large batches, some still with
original coin card holders from the late 19th or early 20th century, were offered for sale in the May 2016 Auction of MPO
Heritage Europe. Later that year I subsequently purchased several individual coins from the people who won them at that
May 2016 auction.
|Minted at the 8th officina (H) in Antioch (Antakya, Turkey)
Webb, P.H., "Roman Imperial Coinage", Volume 5, Part 1 (RIC), p228, nr.197, bust A.
Sear, D.R., "Roman Coins and their Values" (RCV Millennium Edition), Vol. 3, p399, nr. 11316.
Cohen, H, "Descriptions Historique des Monnaies frappees sous l'Empire Romain" (C), Volume 6, p 131, nr. 6.
Suarez, R., "Encyclopedia of Roman Imperial Coins" (ERIC II), p610, nr.61 var B20 (B20, O4, R3, T2, M1, Exe: H)
Suarez, R., "Encyclopedia of Roman Imperial Coins" (ERIC II-Digital), p514, nr.61 var B20 (B20, O4, R3, T2, M1, Exe: H)
Van Meter, D., "Handbook of Roman Imperial Coins" (VM), p255, nr. 34.
Kampmann, U., "Die Münzen der römischen Kaiserzeit" (K, 2e Auflage), p345, 104.61.
Quality: Very Fine+/Extra Fine -
Rarity: C (Common)