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Live auction - brm_540583 - CLAUDIUS Aureus

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Starting price : 1 500 €
Estimate : 2 500 €
Price : 2 700 €
Maximum bid : 2 900 €
End of the sale : 10 September 2019 15:06:01
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Aureus
Date: 46
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : + 1000 ‰
Diameter : 19,50 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 7,69 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée. Faiblesse au revers. Joli portrait de l’empereur Claude à l’usure régulière. Patine de collection


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 Potestas sextus Imperator undecimus", (Tibère Claude César Auguste Grand Pontife, revêtu de la sxième puissance tribunitienne, de la onzième acclamation impériale.


Reverse legend : SPQR/ P. P/ OB C S.
Reverse description : en trois lignes dans une couronne de chêne (la couronne civique).
Reverse translation : "Senatus Populus Que Romanus Pater Patriæ ob Cives Servatos", (Le Sénat et le Peuple de Rome décerne le titre de Père de la Patrie (à Claude) pour avoir sauvé les citoyens).

Historical background


(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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