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brm_885921 - CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien

CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien AU
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 270
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,53 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, épais, centré des deux côtés. Des faiblesses. Superbe revers, finement détaillé. Joli portrait. Avec son argenture
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : DIVO CLAVDIO.
Obverse description : Tête radiée de Claude II à droite (O).
Obverse translation : “Divo Claudio”, (Au divin Claude).

Reverse


Reverse legend : CONSECRATIO.
Reverse description : Une offrande brûlant sur un autel rectangulaire à quatre caissons compartimentés pointés.
Reverse translation : “Consecratio”, (Consécration).

Historical background


CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS

(+270)

Consecration of Aurelian

Claudius II the Gothic died in Sirmium in 270. He was deified by Aurélien who succeeded him, opposing Quintille, brother of Claudius II, who was quickly eliminated. Half a century later, Constantine I will link his filiation to Claudius II the Gothic. He claims that his grandmother is a daughter or niece of the Emperor who was carried off by the plague..

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