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Coin Portraying Emperor Claudius II Gothicus

A work made of billon.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of billon.

Date:

268-269

Artist:

Roman; minted in Alexandria, Egypt

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the bust of emperor Claudius II Gothicus. The back (reverse) depicts a bust of the god Hermanubis facing right, wearing a modius (headdress), with a winged caduceus, palm atop. The date this coin was struck is indicated in the reverse inscription ” LB”, which means the second year of Claudius’s reign, or 268-269 CE. Claudius II Gothicus reigned from 268-270.

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Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Coin Portraying Emperor Claudius II Gothicus

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

268 CE–269 CE

Medium

Billon

Dimensions

Diam. 2.3 cm; 10.71 g

Credit Line

Gift of Robert L. Grover

Reference Number

1983.1104

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