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brm_604983 - CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien

CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien VF
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Type : Antoninien
Date: fin
Date: 268
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,91 g.
Officine: 12e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable
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Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : LAETITIA [AVG] -|-// -.
Reverse description : Laetitia (la Joie) drapée, debout de face, regardant à gauche, tenant une couronne de la main droite et une ancre posée sur un globe de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Lætitia Augusti”, (La Joie de l’auguste).

Commentary


Rubans de type 1 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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