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brm_670581 - CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien

CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien XF/VF
25.00 €(Approx. 27.00$ | 21.25£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: septembre 268 - début 269
Date: 268-269
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 2,46 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée frappée sur un flan court, avec un joli buste de l’empereur au droit. Présence de concrétions vertes, patine marron
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant du trésor de Guercheville

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé de Claude II à droite, avec pan de paludamentum, vu de trois quarts en avant (B01).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Claudius Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Claude auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VICT-ORIA - AVG.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) drapée, debout de face, regardant à gauche, tenant une couronne de la main droite et une palme de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Victoria Augusti”, (La Victoire de l’auguste).

Historical background


CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS

(09/268-06-08/270)

Claude II is appointed Master of the Cavalry after the defection of Auréolus and is part of the plot which eliminates Gallien. Having promised Auréolus his life after the death of Gallienus, he nevertheless lets his troops massacre him after the surrender of Milan. Claudius II wins a brilliant victory over the Goths at Naissus, in Upper Moesia. Unfortunately, the vanquished spread the plague among the victors and Claude fell victim to it. He is deified after his death and an important restitution coinage is minted by Aurelian first in 270, then by Constantine I, who claimed to be descended from Claudius II, at the beginning of the 4th century..

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