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E-auction 322-238984 - CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien

CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien AU/MS
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Estimate : 120 €
Price : 34 €
Maximum bid : 35 €
End of the sale : 17 June 2019 14:16:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: septembre 268 - début 269
Date: 268-269
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,97 g.
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais et ovale, bien centré des deux côtés. Frappe molle au droit. Revers de toute beauté. Patine gris métallique avec des reflets dorés. Conserve son brillant de frappe et son coupant d’origine au revers
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Claude II à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A2).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Claudius Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Claude auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANNONA AVG.
Reverse description : Annona (l’Annone) drapée, debout de face, regardant à gauche, tenant des épis de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la gauche, et posant le pied droit sur une proue de navire.
Reverse translation : “Annona Augusti”, (L’Annone de l’auguste).

Commentary


Poids très lourd. Avec l’intégralité de son argenture superficielle.

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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