thenickelguy Posted June 17, 2022 · Member Share Posted June 17, 2022 AE Antoninianus, Rome Mint. With a sea green patina. Obverse: IMP CLAVDIVS AVG, Radiate head of Claudius right. Reverse: LAETITIA AVG, Laetitia standing left holding wreath and anchor. Claudius II was a tough guy from what I gather but many stories about him may have been exaggerated. Laetitia was a minor Roman goddess of fertility. Her name was used to mean happiness with prosperity and abundance. She is shown with an anchor, as a representation of stability Word of the day Antoninianus The name given in modern times to a Roman coin thought to be twice the value of a denarius. Originally a silver coin. The amount of silver in the mix dropped drastically over the years, and later antoniniani were hard to tell from copper or bronze. 10 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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