Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Claude II à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse legend : AUT K KLAUDIOS SEB, (Autokrator KaisaroV KlaudioV SebastoV).
Obverse translation : (Empereur César Claude Auguste).
Reverse legend : - | L A.
Reverse description : Aigle debout à droite, la tête tournée à gauche, tenant une couronne dans son bec.
Reverse translation : (an 1).
CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS
Claude II is appointed Master of the Cavalry after the defection of Auréolus and is part of the plot which eliminates Gallien. Having promised Auréolus his life after the death of Gallienus, he nevertheless lets his troops massacre him after the surrender of Milan. Claudius II wins a brilliant victory over the Goths at Naissus, in Upper Moesia. Unfortunately, the vanquished spread the plague among the victors and Claude fell victim to it. He is deified after his death and an important restitution coinage is minted by Aurelian first in 270, then by Constantine I, who claimed to be descended from Claudius II, at the beginning of the 4th century..