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Claudius II

M. Aurelius Valerius Claudius
Augustus (AD 268-270)  |  De Imperatoribus Romanis entry

An general under Gallienus, he was part of the conspiracy that murdered the emperor and was chosen to replace him. His famous defeat of the Goths earned him the agnomen Gothicus. He died of a plague in AD 270


Obverse Legends on coins depicting Claudius II

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Coins of Claudius II currently available

Coin image Claudius II
Bronze antoninianus issued AD 268/269.
Obv: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, Radiate, draped bust facing right.
Rev: ANNONA AVG, Annona holding corn ears and cornucopiae, prow at feet.
Good Very Fine   |   AUD $75.00
Coin image Claudius II
Silvered bronze antoninianus issued AD 270.
Obv: DIVO CLAVDIO, Radiate head facing right.
Rev: CONSECRATIO, Flaming altar.
Very Fine   |   AUD $90.00
Coin image Claudius II
Bronze antoninianus issued AD 268.
Obv: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust facing right.
Rev: LIBER[ALITA]S AVG, Liberalitas standing holding abacus and cornucopiae.
Good Very Fine   |   AUD $100.00