#10127: Bronze Antoninianus - 268 to 270 AD, - For Sale
#10127: 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: Fides, Roman Personification of Faithfulness, Holding Standards,Diameter: 19 mm diameter (almost the size of a US Penny),Condition: Very Fine, flat spot on rev.