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brm_226240 - CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien

CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien XF
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Type : Antoninien
Date: début 269 - mi 269
Date: 269
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 21,50 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,19 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale, bien centré. Joli portrait. Belle patine vert olive foncé
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Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Claude II à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A2).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Claudius Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Claude auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : FELIC-ITAS AVG/ -|-// -.
Reverse description : Felicitas (la Félicité) drapée, debout à gauche, tenant un long caducée de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Felicitas Augusti”, (La Félicité de l’auguste).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Ptéryges fines.

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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