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brm_586742 - CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien

CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien XF
90.00 €(Approx. 108.00$ | 81.00£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: début - mi
Date: 270
Mint name / Town : Antioche
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 100 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,22 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 8e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Métal légèrement piqué. Joli portrait. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG.
Obverse description : Tête radiée à gauche (O1).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Claudius Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Claude auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : AEQVIT-AS AVG.
Reverse description : Æquitas (l’Équité) drapée debout à gauche, tenant une balance de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Æquitas 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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