CNG Bidding Platform


Products and Services

Research Coins: Electronic Auction

408, Lot: 537. Estimate $75.
Sold for $85. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Divus Claudius II Gothicus. Died AD 270. Antoninianus (21mm, 2.63 g, 12h). Mediolanum (Milan) mint, 3rd officina. 1st emission of Aurelian, circa late AD 270-early AD 271. DIVO CLAVDIO, radiate head right / CONSECRATIO, lit altar with four panels on face, each with pellet; –/–//T. RIC V 261; RIC Online 1273 (this coin cited). VF, dark green patina, some light roughness. Extremely rare with this obverse legend. Currently one of five cited in RIC Online.

From the Finn Johannessen Collection, purchased from Frits Ugrinovits, 1 April 2003.

This type is much more common with the longer obverse legend “DIVO CLAVDIO GOTHICO” (as RIC Online 1272, citing 87 specimens).