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E-auction 502-413006 - brm_675359 - CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien

CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien VF/VF
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Estimate : 20 €
Price : 8 €
Maximum bid : 8 €
End of the sale : 28 November 2022 14:25:30
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: septembre 268 - début 269
Date: septembre 268 - début 269
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,11 g.
Officine: 10e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée frappée sur un flan ovale, avec un joli buste de Claude II. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

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 : LIBERT - AVG.
Reverse description : Libertas (la Liberté) drapée, debout à gauche, tenant un bonnet d’affranchi de la main droite et un sceptre de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Libertas Augusti”, (La Liberté de l’auguste).

Historical background


CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS

(09/268-06-08/270)

Claude II is appointed Master of the Cavalry after the defection of Auréolus and is part of the plot which eliminates Gallien. Having promised Auréolus his life after the death of Gallienus, he nevertheless lets his troops massacre him after the surrender of Milan. Claudius II wins a brilliant victory over the Goths at Naissus, in Upper Moesia. Unfortunately, the vanquished spread the plague among the victors and Claude fell victim to it. He is deified after his death and an important restitution coinage is minted by Aurelian first in 270, then by Constantine I, who claimed to be descended from Claudius II, at the beginning of the 4th century..

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