Aureus with bust of Claudius II Gothicus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 268–270


Mint: Mediolanum

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 5.31 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1985.97

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Claudius II Gothicus, laureate, draped, cuirassed, to right.
IMPCLAVD IVSPFAVG
Reverse: Winged Victory left, wreath in right hand, palm in left.
VICT O R IAAVG

Provenance

By date unknown: M. Hyman Montagu Collection; 1896: Rollin & Feuardent auction of Montagu Collection: Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, 9 Rue Drouot, Paris, France, April 20ff.,1896, lot, 678; by date unknown; Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; 1972: with Sotheby & Co. (auction of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection, November 10, 1972, Dolder Grand Hotel, Zurich, lot 196); by 1984: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G. (Münzen und Medaillen A.G. auction 66, October 23, 1984, lot 829: wrongly cited in the catlogue as from the trésor de Corse, 1957); April 24, 1985: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour