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bpv_681419 - CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Tétradrachme

CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS Tétradrachme AU
75.00 €(Approx. 87.75$ | 64.50£)
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 2
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 8,06 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, centré. Joli revers, détaillé. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Claude II à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (B*).
Obverse legend : AUT K KLA-UDIOS SEB (Autokrator Kaisar Klaudios Sebastos).
Obverse translation : (L'empereur césar Claude auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : LB.
Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche, tournant la tête à droite les ailes déployées, tenant une couronne dans son bec ; derrière, une palme.
Reverse translation : (An 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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