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bpv_269480 - CLAUDIUS Diobole

CLAUDIUS Diobole VF
95.00 €(Approx. 104.50$ | 83.60£)
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Type : Diobole
Date: an 10
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 6,11 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier, bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait de Claude mais frappe faible sur la légende. Joli revers inhabituel. Patine verte granuleuse

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête laurée à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : [TI KLAU KAI] - SEBAS [GERM], (Tiberios Klaudios Kaisar Sebastos Germanikos.
Obverse translation : (Tibère Claude césar auguste germanique).

Reverse


Reverse legend : //LI.
Reverse description : Faisceau formé de quatre épis de blé liés deux par deux et séparés par un caducée aillé.
Reverse legend : AUTO-KRA, (Autokrator).
Reverse translation : (Empereur/ An 10).

Commentary


Poids très léger. Rubans de type 3. C’est la première fois que nous proposons ce type à la vente et un bronze pour le règne de Claude. Ce monnayage divisionnaire semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

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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