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brm_598948 - CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien

CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien AU/XF
45.00 €(Approx. 53.55$ | 40.05£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: septembre 268 - début 269
Date: 269
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,18 g.
Officine: 11e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier. Belle tête de Claude II. Joli revers
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CLAVDIVS AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Claude II à droite (O).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Claudius Augustus”, (L’empereur Claude auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : FIDES - EXE-RCI/ -|XI// -.
Reverse description : Fides (La Fidélité) drapée debout de face tournée à droite tenant deux enseignes militaires dont une transversale.
Reverse translation : “Fides Exerciti”, (La Fidélité de l’armée).

Commentary


Rubans de type 1 aux extrémités bouletées. Sur cet exemplaire, la Fidélité semble porter une dépouille d’éléphant sur la tête.

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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