Claudius II 'Libertas' Antoninianus 018740

Claudius II 'Libertas' Antoninianus 018740
Excessively Rare. Reverse of Gallienus. Claudius II 'Libertas' Antoninianus
Bronze, 1.87 grams, 18.50 mm. Rome. 269 AD. Obverse: IMP CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right. Reverse: LIBERT AVG, Libertas standing left, holding pileus and vertical sceptre. RIC V-1, 63 var (sceptre); cf Sear5 11349. Note: On Claudius II coins, Libertas is usually depicted holding a pileus and a cornucopiae. However, as other examples of Claudius II's coinage show, at the beginning of his reign, reverse dies of Gallienus were used to speed up the issue of the new coinage. This coin is probably one such example (Gallienus Göbl 472f). Good very fine. A significant coin which has been published on wildwinds.com

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