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E-auction 444-356172 - brm_659249 - CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien

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Estimate : 35 €
Price : 9 €
Maximum bid : 9 €
End of the sale : 18 October 2021 14:15:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: septembre 268 - début 269
Date: septembre 268 - début 269
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,1 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentrée au revers. Jolie tête au droit. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :


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 : SALVS - AVG.
Reverse description : Salus (la Santé) drapée, debout de face, regardant à gauche, tenant un sceptre de la main gauche et nourrissant un serpent sur un autel de la main droite à l’aide d’une patère.
Reverse translation : “Salus Augusti”, (La Santé de l’auguste).

Historical background


(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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