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E-auction 541-464418 - brm_598958 - CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien

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Estimate : 30 €
Price : 6 €
Maximum bid : 7 €
End of the sale : 28 August 2023 14:14:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: septembre 268 - début 269
Date: 268-269
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 2,96 g.
Officine: 11e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale à l’usure très importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine gris foncé
Catalogue references :


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


Reverse legend : FIDES - EXE-RCI/ -|XI// -.
Reverse description : Fides (La Fidélité) drapée debout de face tournée à droite tenant deux enseignes militaires dont une transversale.
Reverse translation : “Fides Exerciti”, (La Fidélité de l’armée).


Rubans de type 1 aux extrémités bouletées.

Historical background



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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