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E-auction 388-300773 - CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien

CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien XF
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2020/09/21 14:22:30
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Type : Antoninien
Date: septembre 268 - début 269
Date: 268-269
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,94 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée, patine cuivrée, buste de l’empereur bien visible
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé de Claude II à droite, avec pan de paludamentum, vu de trois quarts en avant (B01).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Claudius Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Claude auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : [AE]QVITAS AVG.
Reverse description : Aequitas (l’Équité) drapée, debout de face, regardant à gauche, tenant une balance de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Aequitas Augusti”, (L’Équité de l’auguste).

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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