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brm_627886 - CLAUDIUS Sesterce

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Item sold on our e-shop (2022)
Price : 180.00 €
Type : Sesterce
Date: 50-54
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 35 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 27,33 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, centré. Usure importante mais monnaie bien identifiable. Patine marron
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection J. H


Obverse legend : TI CLAVDIVS. CAESAR. AVG. P. M. TR. P. IMP. P. P..
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Claude à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Tiberius Claudius Cæsar Augustus Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate Imperator Pater Patriæ”, (Tibère Claude césar auguste, grand pontife revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne, empereur père de la patrie).


Reverse legend : SPES - AVGVSTA// S. C.
Reverse description : Spes (l'Espérance) debout à gauche, tenant une fleur de la main droite et relevant sa robe de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Spes Augusta”, (L'Espérance auguste).


Rubans de type 3.

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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