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Antoninianus with head of Claudius II Gothicus

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Obverse: Radiate head of Claudius II Gothicus to right. [IMP]CCLAVDIVSPFAVG Reverse: Providentia standing, baton in lowered right hand, left hand supporting cornucopia on column at her right. At left, globe. PROVIDENTAVG

Provenance

Collected by Sidney A. Wien (1902-1962), Atlanta, Georgia, between the mid-1940's and 1962; by descent to his daughter, Claire W. Morse, in 1962; to the MFA in November 2004, gift of Claire W. and Richard P. Morse.

Credit Line

The Sidney A. and Ellen M. Wien Collection—Given in their memory by Claire W. and Richard P. Morse

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 268–270

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 2.76 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

2004.1352

Medium or Technique

Billon

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins