Obverse legend : [IMP] C CLAVDIVS AVG.
Obverse description : Tête radiée de Claude II à droite (O).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Claudius Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Claude auguste).
Reverse legend : AEQVITAS AVG.
Reverse description : Aequitas (l’Équité) drapée, debout à gauche, tenant une balance de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la gauche.
Reverse legend : -|V.
Reverse translation : “Aequitas Augusti”, (L’Équité de l’auguste).
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.