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E-auction 519-433631 - brm_598670 - CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien

CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien VF
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Estimate : 35 €
Price : 3 €
Maximum bid : 6 €
End of the sale : 27 March 2023 14:10:20
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 270
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,31 g.
Officine: 9e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré à l’usure régulière. Patine gris foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CLAVDIVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié de Claude II à droite (O).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Claudius Augustus", (Empereur Claude Auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : AETERNIT AVG/ -|-// N.
Reverse description : Sol (le Soleil) nu, le manteau sur les épaules, debout à gauche, levant la main droite et tenant un globe de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Aeternitas Augusti”, (L’Éternité de l’Auguste).

Commentary


Poids très léger. Coin bouché sur le nez de Claude II.

Historical background


CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS

(09/268-06-08/270)

Claude II is appointed Master of the Cavalry after the defection of Auréolus and is part of the plot which eliminates Gallien. Having promised Auréolus his life after the death of Gallienus, he nevertheless lets his troops massacre him after the surrender of Milan. Claudius II wins a brilliant victory over the Goths at Naissus, in Upper Moesia. Unfortunately, the vanquished spread the plague among the victors and Claude fell victim to it. He is deified after his death and an important restitution coinage is minted by Aurelian first in 270, then by Constantine I, who claimed to be descended from Claudius II, at the beginning of the 4th century..

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