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brm_605944 - CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien

CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien XF
35.00 €(Approx. 42.35$ | 31.15£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 269
Mint name / Town : Milan
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,62 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais, large et ovale bien centré des deux côtés. Beau buste de Claude II. Fappe molle au revers
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Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CLAVDIVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Claude II à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A2).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Claudius Pius Felix Augustus", (L'empereur Claude pieux et heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VI-RT-V-S - AVG/ -|-// P.
Reverse description : Mars nu et casqué, marchant à droite, le manteau flottant, tenant une haste transversale de la main droite et tenant un trophée de la main gauche reposant sur l’épaule.
Reverse translation : “Virtus Augusti”, (La Virilité de l’auguste).

Commentary


Poids extrêmement lourd. Rubans de type 3.

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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