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brm_336485 - CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien

CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien XF/AU
100.00 €(Approx. 110.00$ | 88.00£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: septembre 268 - janvier 269
Date: 268-269
Mint name / Town : Milan
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,68 g.
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale avec une faiblesse de frappe au droit. Frappe molle sur le portrait. Très joli revers de style fin. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection du Professeur M. Caselli

Obverse


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


Reverse legend : FELI-C T-ENPO/ -|-// T.
Reverse description : Felicitas (la Félicité) debout de face, regardant à gauche, tenant un caducée de la main droite et un sceptre de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Felicitas Temporum”, (La Félicité des Temps).

Commentary


Poids loiurd. Rubans de type 3.

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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