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E-auction 450-362338 - CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien

CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien XF/VF
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2021/11/29 14:31:00
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Type : Antoninien
Date: septembre 268 - mi 269
Date: 268-269
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 2,57 g.
Officine: 7e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentrée, avec un joli buste de Claude II au droit. Patine marron
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 : GENIVS EXERCI/ -|Z.
Reverse description : Genius (le Génie) coiffé du modius, debout de face, regardant à gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite et un corne d’abondance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Genius Exercitus”, (Le Génie de l’armée).

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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