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brm_678720 - CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien

CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien VF
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 270-271
Mint name / Town : Atelier incertain
Metal : copper
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,10 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant du trésor de Guercheville

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : VIRTV-[S AVG].
Reverse description : Virtus.
Reverse translation : “Virtus Augusti”, (la Virilité de l’auguste).

Commentary


Poids léger. Imitation associant un droit de Claude II posthume et un revers du vivant. Souvent ces monnaies, antoniniens ou aussi minimi sont des imitations réalisées pour pallier à la pénurie monétaire ou réaliser des profits en fabriquant de la fausse monnaie !.

Historical background


CLAUDE II THE GOTHIC

(270)

Consecration Aurelian

Gothic Claudius II died at Sirmium in 270. He was deified by Aurelian succeeded opposing Quintillus brother Claudius II who was quickly eliminated. Half a century later, Constantine will link its descent to the Gothic Claudius II. He claimed that his grandmother was a daughter or niece of the Emperor away by the plague.

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