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E-auction 493-403457 - brm_675242 - CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien

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Estimate : 15 €
Price : 10 €
Maximum bid : 10 €
End of the sale : 26 September 2022 14:19:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: début 269 - mi 269
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 2,93 g.
Officine: 9e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée frappée sur un flan court, avec une jolie tête de Claude II. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


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 legend : IOVI VIC-TORI/ -|N// -.
Reverse description : Jupiter nu, debout de face, regardant à droite, tenant un foudre de la main droite et tenant un sceptre de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Iovi Victori”, (À Jupiter victorieux).

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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