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E-auction 67-32108 - brm_217261 - CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien

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Estimate : 115 €
Price : 32 €
Maximum bid : 35 €
End of the sale : 28 July 2014 15:27:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: mi 269
Mint name / Town : Cyzicus
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 3,89 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et irrégulier, parfaitement centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis complets. Beau portrait avec une faiblesse de frappe sur la couronne. Usure régulière au revers. Jolie patine verte avec des reflets gris métalliques
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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 heureux auguste).


Reverse legend : FORTVN-A REDVX // SPQR.
Reverse description : Fortuna (la Fortune) debout de face, regardant à gauche, tenant un gouvernail de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Fortuna Redux”, (Le retour de la Fortune).


Poids très lourd. Avec des traces de son argenture superficielle. Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges fines sous le paludamentum.

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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