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E-auction 61-28375 - CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Tétradrachme

CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Tétradrachme XF
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Estimate : 55 €
Price : 26 €
Maximum bid : 26 €
End of the sale : 16 June 2014 16:26:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 1
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : copper
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 7,94 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Portrait de frappe un peu molle. Revers bien venu à la frappe inhabituel. Patine marron foncé granuleuse
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Claude II à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse legend : AUT K KLA-UDIOS SEB (Autokratoros Kaisaros Klaudios Sebastos).
Obverse translation : (L'empereur césar Claude auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : L-B.
Reverse description : Poseidon (Neptune) nu debout à gauche, le pied droit posé sur un dauphin, tenant un asphlaton de la main droite et un trident de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : (An 2).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 2.

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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