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E-auction 326-241826 - CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien

CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien VF
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Estimate : 35 €
Price : 10 €
Maximum bid : 12 €
End of the sale : 15 July 2019 14:20:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 268
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 2,75 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire bien centré à l’usure régulière. Portrait agréable. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CLAVDIVS AVG.
Obverse description : Tête radiée de Claude II à droite (O).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Claudius Augustus”, (L’empereur Claude auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : MAR-TI PACIF/ X|-.
Reverse description : Mars, vétu militairement, debout à gauche, tenant une branche d’olivier de la main droite et une lance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Marti Pacifero”, (À Mars le pacificateur).

Commentary


Poids léger.

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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