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E-auction 419-330702 - brm_648686 - CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien

CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien XF
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Estimate : 25 €
Price : 15 €
Maximum bid : 30 €
End of the sale : 26 April 2021 14:16:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: début 269 - mi 269
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 2,45 g.
Officine: 10e
Coments on the condition:
Flan légèrement irrégulier, centré. Joli revers. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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


Reverse legend : LIBER-T AVG/ -|X// -.
Reverse description : Libertas (la Liberté) drapée, debout de face, regardant à droite, tenant un bonnet d’affranchi de la main droite et un sceptre de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Libertas Augusti”, (La Liberté 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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