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brm_598908 - CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien

CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien VF
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 270
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 8 h.
Weight : 1,79 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan mince et ovale à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine gris foncé
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 orné d’une guirlande pointée en cœur.
Reverse translation : “Consecratio”, (Consécration).

Commentary


Poids extrêmement léger. Imitation ?.

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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