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A Very Rare Claudius II Gothicus Venvs Avg Antoninianus - Only A Handful Known

 
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 Posted 12/08/2021  5:18 pm Show Profile   Check Paul Bulgerin's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add Paul Bulgerin to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Here is another interesting Roman coin I picked up recently on eBay. It is an AE antoninianus of Claudius II Gothicus (268-270 AD) with reverse of VENVS AVG.

I won it in an eBay auction from a seller in Australia where it was listed as "Roman Greek or ? Coin old ancient". Something clicked when I saw it and some quick research revealed how rare it is. It cost me $35.

This is one of only a handful of examples known. This article from "Coin Talk" discusses the coin and its rarity:

https://www.cointalk.com/threads/a-...-avg.388459/

This auction link from Coin Archives from October 2021 says that only two examples were known at the time:

https://www.coinarchives.com/a/lotv...7d9fff6ffd8f

I've collected ancient coins long enough to know that "rare" does not necessarily equal "valuable" but it is fun to come across something unusual.

Unfortunately, the coin has some corrosion issues, but it is clearly identifiable.




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12/08/2021 5:20 pm
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 Posted 12/08/2021  10:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chrsmat71 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cool Venus reverse, another nice ebay score Paul!
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