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E-auction 27-8503 - CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien

CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien AU/XF
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Estimate : 55 €
Price : 21 €
Maximum bid : 25 €
End of the sale : 21 October 2013 15:31:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: fin 269
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 19,50 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,98 g.
Coments on the condition:
Beau portrait. Patine noire lissée
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES XIII, n° 762 et de ROME XIII, n° 330

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 : VBERITAS AVG.
Reverse description : Uberitas (la Fertilité) debout de face, regardant à gauche, tenant une bourse de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Uberitas Augusti”, (La Fertilité de l’auguste).

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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