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E-auction 324-240399 - CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien

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Estimate : 35 €
Price : 7 €
Maximum bid : 11 €
End of the sale : 01 July 2019 14:18:30
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: début 269 - mi 269
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,33 g.
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan mince à l’usure régulière. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : IMP CLAVDIVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié de Claude II à droite, avec cuirasse, vu de trois quarts en avant (B).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Claudius Augustus”, (Empereur Claude Auguste).


Reverse legend : ANNONA AVG.
Reverse description : Annona (l’Annone) drapée, debout de face, regardant à gauche, tenant des épis de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la gauche, et posant le pied droit sur une proue de navire.
Reverse legend : -|D.
Reverse translation : “Annona Augusti”, (L’Annone de l’Auguste).


Poids très léger. Rubans de type 3.

Historical background


(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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