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brm_336435 - CLAUDIUS Quadrans

CLAUDIUS Quadrans AU
195.00 €(Approx. 216.45$ | 163.80£)
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Type : Quadrans
Date: décembre
Date: 41
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,13 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais bien centré des deux côtés. Beau modius. Joli revers. Belle patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock d’Artemide et de la collection du Professeur M. Caselli

Obverse


Obverse legend : TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG / P N R.
Obverse description : Modius.
Obverse translation : “Tiberius Claudius Cæsar Augustus”, (Tibère Claude césar auguste)/ “Pondus Nummorum Restitutum”, (le poids des monnaies restaurées).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PON. M. TR. P. IMP. COS. DES. IT.
Reverse description : dans le champ, S C.
Reverse translation : "Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate Imperator Consul Designatus Iterum", (Grand pontife revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne, empereur, consul désigné pour la deuxième fois).

Commentary


Poids lourd. Ce quadrans est frappé en décembre 41 au moment où Claude est désigné pour un deuxième consulat qu’il revêt en janvier 42.

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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