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270 AD., commemorative issue for Claudius Gothicus, Rome mint, Antoninianus, RIC 266.

Claudius II. ("Gothicus"), commemorative issue by Quintillus or Aurelian, Rome mint, 270 AD.,
Æ Antoninianus (17-19 mm / 2,60 g), bronze, axes about coin alignment ↑↓ (ca. 160°),
Obv.: DIVO CLAV[DIO] , radiate head of Claudius Gothicus right.
Rev.: [CON]SECRATIO , eagle standing left, head turned right.
RIC V 266 ; Coh. 43 ; Normanby hoard 1115 ; Chalfont hoard 815 (18 pieces, common) .

Late in 269 Claudius was preparing a war against the german Vandals tribe, who were raiding in Pannonia. In 270 the pannonian legions led by Claudius defeated the Vandals, but the Emperor fell victim to an epidemic of plague and died in Sirmium early in August of 270. The Senate immediately deified Claudius as "Divus Claudius Gothicus", making him one of the few Roman emperors of the period to be so honored.

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