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brm_594236 - CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien

CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Antoninien XF/AU
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Type : Antoninien
Date: janvier - été
Date: 269
Mint name / Town : Milan
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 30 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,58 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier. Frappe un peu molle au droit. Joli revers
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CLAVDIVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Tête de Claude radiée à droite (O).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Claudius Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur Claude pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PROVI[D AVG/ -|- // T.
Reverse description : Providentia (la Providence) debout de face, regardant à gauche, tenant un globe de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Providentia Augusti”, (La Providence de l’auguste).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 1. Revers inhabituel.

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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