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brm_706286 - CLAUDIUS As

CLAUDIUS As VF
90.00 €(Approx. 98.10$ | 75.60£)
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Type : As
Date: 41-50
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 8,34 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Usure régulière. Joli portrait. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG PM TR P IMP.
Obverse description : Tête nue de Claude à gauche (O°1).
Obverse translation : "Tiberius Claudius Cæsar Augustus Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate Imperator", (Tibère Claude césar auguste grand pontife détenteur de la puissance tribunitienne imperator).

Reverse


Reverse legend : LIBERTAS - AVGVSTA/ S|C.
Reverse description : Libertas (la Liberté) debout à droite, tenant un pileus dans la main droite et tendant la main gauche.
Reverse translation : "Libertas Augusta", (La Liberté auguste).

Historical background


CLAUDIUS

(24/01/41-13/10/54)

Claude was born in 10 BC in Lyon. Became emperor by chance after the assassination of Caligula in 41, he is despite physical flaws a great emperor and a good administrator, but remains dominated by his wives and his freedmen who hold the reality of power. In 50, after his marriage with his niece, Agrippina, he adopted his son Nero to the detriment of Britannicus, his own son born of the union with Messalina. He dies assassinated by Agrippina who serves him a dish of poisoned mushrooms.

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