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E-auction 508-419169 - brm_598972 - CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien

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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 62 €
Maximum bid : 76 €
End of the sale : 09 January 2023 14:12:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: mi 269 - fin 269
Date: 269
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,77 g.
Rarity : INÉDIT
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier, bien centré à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine marron
Catalogue references :
RCV.-  - RIC.-  - Nor.-  - C.-


Obverse legend : IMP CLAVDIVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A2).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Claudius Augustus”, (L’empereur Claude auguste).


Reverse legend : FIDES MILITVM.
Reverse description : Fides (la Fidélité) drapée, debout de face, regardant à gauche, tenant une enseigne de la main droite et une haste de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Fides Militum”, (La Fidélité des soldats).


Rubans de type 3. Semble complètement inédit et non recensé. Manque à tous les ouvrages consultés. Le buste fait penser à l’atelier de Milan. Sommes-nous en présence d’un hybride ou d’une imitation de très bon style ?.

Historical background



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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