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E-auction 123-65680 - CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien

CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien AU
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 39 €
Maximum bid : 41 €
End of the sale : 24 August 2015 15:28:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: septembre 268 - janvier 269
Date: 268-269
Mint name / Town : Milan
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,79 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un petit flan épais. Portrait de toute beauté. Très joli revers. Patine grise avec des reflets métalliques
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CLAVDIVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Claude II à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A2).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Claudius Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur Claude pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SPES - PVBLICA// P.
Reverse description : Spes (l'Espérance) marchant à gauche, relevant sa robe de la main gauche et tenant une fleur de la main droite.
Reverse translation : “Spes Publica”, (L’Espérance publique).

Commentary


Poids lourd. Avec son argenture superficielle. Rubans de type 3.

Historical background


CLAUDE II THE GOTHIC

(09/268-06-08/270) Marcus Aurelius Claudius

Claudius II was appointed master of the cavalry after the defection of Aureolus and was part of the conspiracy that eliminated Gallien. Having promised to save life Aureolus after the death of Gallienus, he nevertheless left massacred by his troops after the surrender of Milan. Claudius II gained a brilliant victory over the Goths Naissus in upper Moesia. Unfortunately, defeated propagated the plague among the winners and Claude fell victim. He was deified after his death and a major counterfeiting restitution was struck by Aurelian in 270 first, then by Constantine I, who claimed descent from Claudius II, in the early fourth century.

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