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Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 2036. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2002. 
Sold For $1400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS. 268-270 AD. Antoninianus (3.46 gm). Cyzicus mint. IMP C M AVR CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust left, right hand raised, holding globe in left / VIRTVTI AVGVSTI, 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. RIC V pt. 1, -; Hunter -; Cunetio -; Normanby -; Chalfont -; Cohen -. Near EF, nearly full silvering, some minor roughness. Unpublished obverse and reverse type for Claudius! See Triton III, lot 1163, for another example of this same type, struck from the same obverse die! ($750)