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E-auction 514-427279 - brm_598634 - CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien

CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien AU/XF
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Estimate : 45 €
Price : 13 €
Maximum bid : 18 €
End of the sale : 20 February 2023 14:29:00
bidders : 7 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 : 6 h.
Weight : 2,55 g.
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Beau buste de Claude II.Frappe molle au revers. Patine grise avec des reflets métalliques
Catalogue references :

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 : 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


Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Petit pan de paludamentum sur l’épaule.

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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