#10102: Bronze Antoninianus - 268 to 270 AD, - For Sale
#10102: Bronze Antoninianus - 268 to 270 AD,
Reign of Claudius Gothicus. Historical Context: M. Aurelius Claudius (Claudius Gothicus) became one of the leading generals under Valerian and Gallienus. On the assassination of the latter, he was proclaimed emperor. In 269 he marched against a large army of Goths. His army was hopelessly outnumbered but he won a brilliant victory. He later died of the plague received from the Goths. Obv: Claudius Gothicus,Rev: Mars, Holding Spear and Shield,Diameter: 17 mm diameter (almost the size of a US Dime),Condition: Very Fine.