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Why Order This VF Roman Empire Double Denarius of Claudius II from the South Petherton Hoard?
The Roman Empire is among the most studied societies in ancient history. The Empire itself lasted for centuries and today many of its events are still a point of interest. This Double Denarius was issued by the Roman Empire during the time of Claudius II. It is made of billon, which is a copper based alloy. The exact composition of billon can vary. Also, it should be noted that the specimen offered here is a hoard coin. It was found as a part of the South Petherton Hoard. This discovery was made in 2013 in Great Britain, the hoard contained thousands of ancient coins.
Claudius II was also known as Claudius Gothicus. He was Emperor of the Roman Empire from 268 to 270 AD. He is depicted on the obverse with a very tall crown. Inscriptions can be seen near the edge of the design.
Some inscriptions can also be found on the reverse. The central portion of this design shows a standing figure with a sword.
To have this ancient coin graded and encapsulated, it was submitted to the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). The unbiased experts there assigned it the grade of Very Fine (VF). This specimen displays obvious wear, but many original details still remain.
Don't wait, order this NGC VF Roman Empire 268-270 AD Claudius II Double Denarius from the South Petherton Hoard today.
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A coin hoard is a mass of coins that typically was buried or hidden. The intent of the owner is to return to recover the hoard, perhaps after a battle or after pillagers have passed. From the perspective of collector's, these stashes of wealth are really buried treasure and they give insight to the times during which they were buried.
Few ancient coins are as recognizable as the Roman denarius. This small silver coin carries massive historical significance. Produced from 211 BC until the middle of the 3rd century AD, this denomination served as the backbone of Roman coinage and was the inspiration behind many later European coins. ModernCoinMart carries a very large selection of these denarii, at very affordable prices!