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brm_605602 - CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien

CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien XF
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Type : Antoninien
Date: après
Date: 270
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,49 g.
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré à l’usure régulière. Patine marron
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Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CLAVDIVS AVG.
Obverse description : Tête radiée de Claude II à droite (O).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Claudius Augustus”, (L’empereur Claude auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PROVIDENT AVG/ .
Reverse description : La Providence drapée, debout à gauche, tenant un bâton de la main droite au dessus d’un globe et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : -|s// -.
Reverse translation : “Providentia Augusti”, (La Providence de l’auguste).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 1 aux extrémités bouletées.

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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