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brm_606021 - CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien

CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien VF
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Type : Antoninien
Date: mi 269 - fin 269
Date: 268
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,20 g.
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable
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Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : VIRT-VS - AVG.
Reverse description : Virtus (la Virilité) debout de face, regardant à gauche, tenant un bouclier posé au sol de la main droite et une lance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Virtus Augusti”, (La Virilité 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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