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brm_598670 - CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien

CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien VF
35.00 €(Approx. 41.65$ | 31.15£)
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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


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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