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E-auction 426-337936 - brm_640764 - CLAUDIUS Quadrans

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Estimate : 80 €
Price : 62 €
Maximum bid : 80 €
End of the sale : 14 June 2021 14:12:00
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Quadrans
Date: 42
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 2,73 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Usure régulière. Jolie représentation du droit. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG / P N R.
Obverse description : Main tournée à gauche tenant une balance ; entre les plateaux, inscription.
Obverse translation : “Tiberius Claudius Cæsar Augustus”, (Tibère Claude césar auguste)/ “Pondus Nummorum Restitutum”, (le poids des monnaies restaurées).


Reverse legend : PON M TR P IMP P P COS II.
Reverse description : dans le champ, 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 lors de la prise du second consulat et l’adjonction du titre de père de la patrie. Exceptionnel dans cet état de conservation.

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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