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brm_468948 - CLAUDIUS As

CLAUDIUS As VF
115.00 €(Approx. 127.65$ | 98.90£)
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Type : As
Date: 50-54
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 28,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 10,56 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan large et ovale à l’usure importante. Joli revers. Patine vert foncé, granuleuse
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Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection AJRR

Obverse


Obverse legend : TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P.
Obverse description : Tête nue de Claude à gauche (O°1).
Obverse translation : “Tiberius Claudius Cæsar Augustus Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate Imperator Pater Patriæ”, (Tibère Claude césar auguste grand pontife, revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne empereur, père de la patrie).

Reverse


Reverse legend : CONSTANTIAE - AVGVSTI/ S|C.
Reverse description : Constantia (la Constance) debout à gauche, casquée et vêtue militairement, levant la main droite et tenant un sceptre long de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Constantiæ Augusti”, (À la Constance de l'auguste).

Commentary


Deuxième émission. Portrait particulier. Grand buste.

Historical background


CLAUDE

(01/24/41 to 10/13/54) Tiberius Claudius Drusus

Claude was born in 10 BC in Lyon. Became emperor by chance, after the murder of Caligula in 41, despite physical defects, it is a great emperor and a good administrator, but it remains dominated by his wives and freedmen who hold the real power. In 50, after his marriage to his niece Agrippina, he adopted her son Nero to the detriment of Britannicus, his own son, born from the union with Messalina. He was assassinated by Agrippina who served him a plate of poisonous mushrooms..

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