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bpv_538152 - CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Decassaria (médaillon)

CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Decassaria (médaillon) VF
250.00 €(Approx. 272.50$ | 207.50£)
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Type : Decassaria (médaillon)
Date: c. 268-270 AC.
Mint name / Town : Sagalassos, Pisidie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 32 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 18,06 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Buste taillé à la serpe. Revers particulier. Patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Claude II à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière ; contremarque à l’aigle sur le buste.
Obverse legend : AU K M AUR - KLAUDIWN/ -|I.
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Claude).

Reverse


Reverse description : Apollon Clarios (citharède) assis de gauche, le torse de face, la tête tournéeà droite, tenant une lyre posée sur un cippe, placée derrière lui.
Reverse legend : SAGALA-SS[EWN].
Reverse translation : (de Salagassos).

Commentary


Mêmes coins que l’exemplaire du Cabinet des médailles de la BnF, SNG France 3/ n° 1875, pl. 103. Contremarque à l’aigle placée sur le paludamentum du buste (GIC. cmk, 335). Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

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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