Obverse legend : [IMP CLAV]DIVS AVG.
Obverse description : Tête radiée de Claude II à droite (O).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Claudius Augustus”, (L’empereur Claude auguste).
Reverse legend : PROVID AVG.
Reverse description : La Providence drapée, debout à gauche, tenant un bâton de la main droite au dessus d’un globe et un long sceptre vertical de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Providentia Augusti”, (La Providence de l’auguste).
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.