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Live auction - brm_766075 - CLAUDIUS Aureus

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Starting price : 8 000 €
Estimate : 15 000 €
Price : 8 200 €
Maximum bid : 8 200 €
End of the sale : 06 December 2022 14:52:08
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Aureus
Date: 46-47
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : gold
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 7,71 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire sur un flan idéalément centré des deux côtés. Revers finement détaillé. Très beau portrait. Patine de collection
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire avec son certificat d’exportation n°236096


Obverse legend : TI. CLAVD. CAESAR AVG. P. M. TR. P. VI. IMP. XI..
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Claude à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Tiberius Claudius Cæsar Augustus Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate sextum Imperator undecimum”, (Tibère Claude césar auguste grand pontife, revêtu de la sixième puissance tribunitienne revêtu de la onzième acclamation impériale).


Reverse legend : PACI - AVGVSTÆ.
Reverse description : Pax Némésis (Victoire) drapée marchant à droite, les ailes repliées, portant sa main droite au visage et tenant un caducée de la main gauche, précédée par un serpent à ses pieds à droite.
Reverse translation : “Paci Augustæ”, (À la Paix de l’auguste).


Monnaie montée anciennement.

Historical background


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

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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