Coin Catalogue

Claudius II Gothicus 268 – 270 A.D.

Claudius was apparently one of the principal conspirators who instigated a lethal mutiny against Gallienus during his siege against the usurper Aureolus. His claim that Gallienus designated him his heir in his deathbed and absent any credible witnesses led many to doubt the story. Regardless, Claudius rose to power and quelled any discontent over Gallienus’s fate by giving each soldier the princely sum of 20 Aurei and locating Aureolus who was promptly executed.

The controversial accession besides, Claudius proved a remarkably able battlefield commander and he earned the nickname Gothicus following the devastating blow he dealt to the Goths; accounts of which had the battle ending with some 50,000 barbarians of this tribe being killed. Before he had much more time to secure more honorary titles for himself, however, he contracted plague and died in Sirmium two years into his reign. The Senate praised and deified him afterwards as one of the greatest emperors ever. Contemporary historians linked his family to that of Constantine and evidently his memory was still popular enough half a century later that Constantine would be able to exploit the public relations value of this link through a series of coins minted honoring his dead ancestor.




AU Medallion


Unlisted RIC, RN 1958 p.101 #7-10 Eight Aureii Obv: IMPCMAVRLCLAVDIVSPFAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: CONCORDIAEXERCITVS – Concordia standing, facing, holding standard in each hand. c.268 (Mediolanum). $54,318 12/5/02.




AU Aureus


Unlisted RIC, Calico 3964 Aureus Obv: IMPCLAVDIVSAVG – Laureate head left.
Rev: VIRTVSAVG – Virtus advancing right, holding spear and trophy. 268-270 (Mediolanum).




AE Antoninianus


RIC 12, C 216 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate head right.
Rev: PMTRPIICOSPP – Claudius II standing right, holding globe and spear; Δ in right field. 269 (Rome). $11 12/28/02.



RIC 13f, C 4 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ADVENTVSAVG – Claudius II riding horse left, raising hand and holding scepter.



RIC 14f, C 7 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AEQVITASAVG – Aequitas standing left, hold scales and cornucopia. $11 10/14/02.



RIC 15c, C 10 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AEQVITASAVG – Aequitas standing left, hold scales and cornucopia.



RIC 16f, C 16 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AETERNITAVG – Sol standing left, raising hand and holding globe. 268-270 (Rome). $15 1/5/03.



RIC 18f, C 21 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ANNONAAVG – Annona standing left, stepping on galley prow, holding grain ears and cornucopia.



RIC 19f, C 22 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ANNONAAVG – Annona standing left, holding grain ears over modius and cornucopia.



RIC 32a, Normanby 625, Cunetio 1952 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: FELICITASAVG – Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia.



RIC 33, Normanby 832, Cunetio 2124 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate head right.
Rev: FELICITASAVG – Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia; ‘B’ in right field.



RIC 35k(var.) Antoninianus Obv: IMPCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate head right.
Rev: FIDESEXERCI – Fides standing left, holding standard in each hand. [RIC lists for Fides standing right].



RIC 36f, C 87 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: FIDESEXERCI Exe: Nothing or in right field – Fides standing left, holding standard in either hand. 268-270 (Rome).



RIC 38k(var.) Antoninianus Obv: IMPCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate head right.
Rev: FIDESMILITVM – Fides standing left, holding vexillum and scepter; officina in right field. [RIC lists for Fides holding a standard and scepter and no officina in field]. 268-270 (Rome). $37 1/4/03.



RIC 40, Normanby 1057, Cunetio 2278 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: FORTVNARED – Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. $7 12/17/01.



RIC 41 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate head right.
Rev: FORTVNAREDVX – Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. (Rome).



RIC 46k, C 109 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate head right.
Rev: GENIVSAVG Exe: Nothing or in right field – Genius standing left, sacrificing over altar and holding cornucopia. (Rome).



RIC 48a, Normanby 661, Cunetio 1984, C 114 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: GENIVSEXERCI – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. 268-270 (Rome). $12 4/7/03.



RIC 52f, S 3205, Normanby 595, Cunetio 1927 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: IOVISTATORI – Jupiter standing, facing, holding scepter and thunderbolt



RIC 53a, Normanby 674, Cunetio 1996 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: IOVIVICTORI – Jupiter standing, facing, holding thunderbolt and scepter.



RIC 54f, C 129 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVIVICTORI – Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter.



RIC 57f, C 144 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: LIBERALITASAVG – Liberalitas standing left, holding coin counter and cornucopia. 268-270 (Rome).



RIC 63f, C 152 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: LIBERTAVG Exe: Nothing or – Libertas standing, facing, holding pileus and scepter.



RIC 66a, Normanby 669, Cunetio 1990 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: MARVSLTOR – Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy.



RIC 79v Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PAXAVG – Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter. 268-270 (Rome). [RIC lists for radiate, draped bust right]. $29 2/21/03.



RIC 91c Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PROVIDENTAVG – Providentia standing left, holding wand over globe and cornucopia, behind her stands a column.



RIC 91f, C 230 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PROVIDENTAVG – Providentia standing left, leaning on column and with legs crossed, holding wand over globe and cornucopia. 268-270 (Rome). $4 2/4/03.



RIC 98c, Normanby 608, Cunetio 1936 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SALVSAVG – Salus standing left, feeding snake on altar and holding scepter. $6 11/19/01.



RIC 98f, Normanby 606, Cunetio 1935 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SALVSAVG – Salus standing left, feeding snake on altar and holding scepter.



RIC 102a, C 281 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: SPESPVBLICA – Spes standing left, holding flower and raising skirt.



RIC 102f, Normanby 611, Cunetio 1938 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SPESPVBLICA – Spes advancing left, holding flower and raising skirt. $21 4/23/02.



RIC 103f Antoninianus Obv: IMPCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VBERTASAVG – Uberitas standing left, holding purse and cornucopia; ‘x’ in left field.



RIC 104f, C 293 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVG – Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm. 268-270 (Rome). $8 1/14/03.



RIC 104v, Normanby 618, Cunetio 1946 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVG – Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm.



RIC 109a, Normanby 645, Cunetio 1970 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: VIRTVSAVG – Virtus standing left, holding branch and scepter; shield to left.



RIC 145a Antoninianus Obv: IMPCLAVDIVSPFAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: FELICTEMPO – Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and scepter. 268-270 (Mediolanum).



RIC 149, C 88 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCLAVDIVSPFAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: FIDESMILIT Exe: Nothing or – Fides standing left, holding a standard in each hand.



RIC 151f Antoninianus Obv: IMPCLAVDIVSPFAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: FORTVNAERED Exe: S – Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia.



RIC 153a, C 185 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCLAVDIVSPFAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: ORIENSAVG – Sol standing right, raising hand and holding globe. 268-270 (Mediolanum).



RIC 155c, C 189 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCLAVDIVSPFAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ORIENSAVG – Sol standing left, raising hand and holding whip. $10 7/11/02.



RIC 157a, C 202 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCLAVDIVSPFAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: PAXAVG – Pax advancing left, holding wreath and scepter.



RIC 163k Antoninianus Obv: IMPCLAVDIVSPFAVG – Radiate head right.
Rev: PROVIDAVG Exe: – Providentia standing left, holding wand over globe and scepter.



RIC 168k, C 227 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCLAVDIVSPFAVG – Radiate head right.
Rev: SPESPVBLICA Exe: – Spes advancing left, holding branch and raising skirt. 268-270 (Mediolanum).



RIC 171, C 302 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCLAVDIVSPFAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVG Exe: – Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm. 268 (Mediolanum).



RIC 172a, C 315 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCLAVDIVSPFAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: VIRTVSAVG Exe: Nothing or – Mars advancing right, holding trophy and spear.



RIC 179k, Normanby 1048v Antoninianus Obv: IMPCLAVDIVSCAESAVG – Radiate head right.
Rev: FELICITASSAECVL – Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia.



RIC 180v, Normanby 1049v Antoninianus Obv: IMPCLAVDIVSCAESAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: FORTVNARED – Fortuna standing left, holding rudder on globe and cornucopia; S in right field. [RIC 180 lists for obverse legend IMP CLAVDIVS CAESAR]. (Siscia).



RIC 181f, C 139 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: LAETITIAAVG – Laetitia standing left, hold wreath and cornucopia.



RIC 187v, C 227 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PROVIDENAVG – Providentia standing left, holding wand over globe and cornucopia; officina in right field or no markings in fields or exergue. [RIC lists for cuirassed bust right]. $36 11/14/01.



RIC 191f Antoninianus Obv: IMPCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SPESAVG – Spes standing left, holding flower and raising skirt; I or II in left field or II in right field. 268-270 (Siscia). $12 1/10/03.



RIC 193f Antoninianus Obv: IMPCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VBERITASAVG – Uberitas standing left, holding purse and cornucopia. (Siscia).



RIC 193k, C 286 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate head right.
Rev: VBERITASAVG – Uberitas standing left, holding purse and cornucopia. 268-270 (Siscia). $12 10/8/02.



RIC 197a, C 6 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: AEQVITASAVG – Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia. (Antioch).



RIC 197l, C 8 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate head left.
Rev: AEQVITASAVG – Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia. (Antioch). $12 8/16/03.



RIC 197c(var.) Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AEQVITASAVG Exe: • – Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia. [RIC unlisted exergue marking for this issue]. (Antioch).



RIC 201, C 58 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: CONSERAVG Exe: Nothing or – Serapis standing left, raising hand and holding scepter. (Antioch). $23 10/25/03.



RIC 202v Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate head left.
Rev: CONSERAVG – Serapis standing right on left, holding scepter, facing Isis to right, holding sistrum and basket. (Antioch).



RIC 205 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: DIANAEVICTR – Diana standing right, pulling arrow from quiver and holding bow; deer to right. (Antioch).



RIC 207a Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: FIDESAVG – Mercury standing left, holding purse and caduceus. (Antioch). $21 10/25/03.



RIC 212 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: IVNOREGINA Exe: – Juno standing left, holding patera and scepter; peacock to left. (Antioch).



RIC 212v Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: IVNOREGINA Exe: • – Juno standing left, holding patera and scepter; peacock to left. [RIC unlisted exergue marking for this issue]. (Antioch).



RIC 213a, C 137 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: IVVENTVSAVG Exe: Nothing or Δ or • – Hercules standing, facing, resting hand on club and holding apple. (Antioch).



RIC 214a, C 183 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: NEPTVNAVG Exe: or • – Neptune standing, facing, holding dolphin and trident. (Antioch).



RIC 215a, C 239 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: REGIARTIS Exe: Nothing or – Vulcan standing facing, head right, tongs in left hand, hammer in right. (Antioch).



RIC 216a Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: SALVSAVG – Apollo standing, facing, holding branch and resting hand on lyre. (Antioch). $10 9/20/03.



RIC 216v Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate head left.
Rev: SALVSAVG – Apollo standing, facing, holding branch and resting hand on lyre. [RIC unlisted bust type for this issue]. (Antioch).



RIC 217l Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate head left.
Rev: SALVSAVG – Isis standing left, holding sistrum and basket. (Antioch).



RIC 219l, C 260 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate head left.
Rev: SALVSAVG – Diana standing right on left, pulling arrow from quiver and holding bow, facing Apollo to right, holding branch and resting hand on lyre. (Antioch).



RIC 221 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate head left.
Rev: SOLAVG Exe: Nothing or • – Sol standing left, raising hand and holding whip.



RIC 225a, C 317 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: VIRTVSAVG Exe: Nothing or • or – Virtus standing right, holding spear and resting hand on shield. 268-270 (Antioch).



RIC 225l Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, draped head left.
Rev: VIRTVSAVG Exe: Nothing or • or – Virtus standing right, holding spear and resting hand on shield. 268-270 (Antioch). $35 4/10/04.



RIC 233, C 93 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCLAVDIVSPFAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: FIDESMILITVM – Fides standing left, holding standard and scepter. $40 7/10/02.



RIC 234a, C 204 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; single dot under bust.
Rev: FORTVNAREDVX – Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. 268-270 (Cyzicus). $21 5/10/03.



RIC 235a, C 142 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMAVRCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: LAETITIAAVGN – Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and anchor; M C across fields.



RIC 237a, C 195 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMAVRCLAVDIVSAVG Exe: ••• – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: PAXAETERNA Exe: SPQR – Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter. 268-270 (Cyzicus). $38 1/22/03.



RIC 251v Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMAVRCLAVDIVSAVG Exe: •• – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAEGOTHIC Exe: SPQR – Trophy; seated captive on either side. 268-270 (Cyzicus).



RIC 252v Antoninianus Obv: IMPCLAVDIVSPFAVG Exe: •• – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAEGOTHIC Exe: SPQR – Trophy; seated captive on either side. [RIC unlisted bust type for this issue].



RIC 252v, Normanby 1108a Antoninianus Obv: IMPCLAVDIVSPFAVG Exe: •• – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAEGOTHIC – Trophy; seated captive on either side. [RIC unlisted bust type for this issue and no SPQR in exergue]. $17 5/9/02.



RIC 254v Antoninianus Obv: IMPCLAVDIVSPFAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVSAVG Exe: SPQR – Virtus standing left, resting hand on shield and holding spear. [RIC lists for radiate, draped bust right]. 268-270 (Cyzicus).



Unlisted Antoninianus Obv: IMPCLAVDIVSCAESAVG – Radiate head right.
Rev: AEQVITASAVG – Aequitas standing left, hold scales and cornucopia.



Unlisted Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMAVRCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VENVSAVG Exe: SPQR – Venus standing left, holding helmet and cradling spear; shield to right.



Unlisted Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMAVRCLAVDIVSPFAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: VIRTVSAVG – Virtus standing left, holding branch and spear; shield to left.



Unlisted RIC, Normanby 1051v Antoninianus Obv: IMPCLAVDIVSCAESAVG – Radiate head right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVG – Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm.



Unlisted RIC, Giard 6488 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: FELICITASAVG – Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia. 268-270 (Rome).



Unlisted Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMAVRCLAVDIVSAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust left, raising hand and holding globe.
Rev: VIRTVTIAVGVSTI – M C across field, Hercules standing right, right hand behind back, lion’s skin draped across left arm, holding club resting on ground in his left hand. 268-270 (Cyzicus).




AE Antoninianus (Posthumous)


RIC 256 Antoninianus Obv: DIVOCLAVDIO – Radiate head right.
Rev: CONSACRATIO – Lit altar.



RIC 261a Antoninianus Obv: DIVOCLAVDIO – Radiate head right.
Rev: CONSECRATIO – Lit altar. $10 10/24/02.



RIC 261k Antoninianus Obv: DIVOCLAVDIO – Radiate head right.
Rev: CONSECRATIO – Lit altar.



RIC 266k Antoninianus Obv: DIVOCLAVDIO – Radiate head right.
Rev: CONSECRATIO – Eagle standing left.




AE Medallion


Gnecchi 5, C 181 Medallion Obv: IMPCCLAVDIVSPFAVG – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: MONETAAVG – Three Monetae standing left, each holding a scales and cornucopia; coins piled by feet. $4,300 9/24/03.




AE As


RIC 175, Gnecchi 12 As Obv: IMPCLAVDIVSPFAVG – Laureate head left.
Rev: MARTIPACIFERO – Mars standing left, holding branch and scepter. $1,951 11/20/00.




AE3 (Posthumous)


RIC 26 (VII, Thessalonica) AE3 Obv: DIVOCLAVDIOOPTIMOIMP – Veiled, laureate head right.
Rev: REQVIESOPTIMORVMMERITORVM Exe: •TS•• – Claudius II seated left, raising hand and holding scepter. 317-318 (Thessalonica).



RIC 43 (VII, Siscia) AE3 Obv: DIVOCLAVDIOOPTIMOIMP – Veiled, laureate head right.
Rev: REQVIESOPTIMORVMMERITORVM Exe: SIS – Claudius II seated left, raising hand and holding scepter. 317-318 (Siscia).


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