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brm_557941 - CLAUDIUS Quadrans

CLAUDIUS Quadrans AU
125.00 €(Approx. 137.50$ | 106.25£)
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Type : Quadrans
Date: 12 janvier - 31 décembre
Date: 42
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,97 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan légèrement décentré au droit mais bien centré au revers. Beau relief. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


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).

Commentary


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

(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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