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brm_605549 - CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien

CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien AU
65.00 €(Approx. 78.65$ | 55.90£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: mi 269 - fin 269
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,59 g.
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais bien centré. Beau buste de Claude II. Joli revers de style fin
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CLAVDIVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé de Claude II à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (B).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Claudius Augustus”, (L’empereur Claude auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : P M TR P I-I COS P P/ (DELTA)|-.
Reverse description : Claude II, en habit militaire, debout de face, regardant à droite, tenant une lance de la main droite et un globe de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate iterum Consul Pater Patriæ”, (Grand pontife revêtu de la deuxièùe puissance tribunitienne consul père de la patrie).

Commentary


Poids très lourd. Rubans de type 3 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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