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brm_599044 - CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien

CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien VF
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 269
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,22 g.
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire à l’usure importante, en particulier sur les légendes, identifiable
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Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP [C CLAVD]IVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé de Claude II à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (B).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Caesar Claudius Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Claude auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : [GE]NI-VS A[VG]/.
Reverse description : Genius (le Génie) debout de face, regardant à gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la gauche ; à ses pieds, à gauche, un autel.
Reverse legend : -|G.
Reverse translation : “Genius Augusti”, (Le Génie de l’auguste).

Commentary


Poids lourd. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées.

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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