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E-auction 265-186935 - brm_479907 - CLAUDIUS Quadrans

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Estimate : 80 €
Price : 38 €
Maximum bid : 50 €
End of the sale : 14 May 2018 14:26:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Quadrans
Date: 12 janvier - 31 décembre
Date: 42
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,40 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : TI. CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG.
Obverse description : Modius.
Obverse translation : “Tiberius Claudius Cæsar Augustus”, (Tibère Claude césar auguste).


Reverse legend : PON M TR P IMP P P COS II.
Reverse description : Grand S.C.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate Imperator Pater Patriæ Consul iterum”, (Grand pontife, revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne, empereur, père de la patrie, consul pour la deuxième fois).


Ce quadrans est frappé après le 12 janvier 42, date à laquelle Claude reçut le titre de Père de la patrie “Pater Patriæ”.

Historical background



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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