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E-auction 320-237102 - CLAUDIUS Sesterce

CLAUDIUS Sesterce VF/VF
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 66 €
Maximum bid : 68 €
End of the sale : 03 June 2019 14:21:30
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 42-43
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 35 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 27,19 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan idéalement centré. Usure importante mais monnaie parfaitement identifiable. Portrait agréable. Patine marron
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Delbergé, vente Bourgey du 28 mars 2019

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : EX S C/ OB/ CIVES/ SERVATOS.
Reverse description : Légende en quatre lignes dans une couronne de chêne.
Reverse translation : “Ex Senatus Consulto/ Ob Cives Servatos”, (Par décret du Sénat pour avoir sauvé des citoyens).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3.

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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