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bpv_312419 - CLAUDIUS Unité

CLAUDIUS Unité XF
100.00 €(Approx. 113.00$ | 86.00£)
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Type : Unité
Date: an 118
Mint name / Town : Mopsus, Cilicie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 5,41 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan, bien centré un peu court au revers sur la légende. Belle tête de Tyché au droit. Joli revers. Belle patine vert olive foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste tourelé, voilé et drapé de Tyché à droite ; devant un épi.

Reverse


Reverse description : Apollon nu debout à gauche, tenant une branche de la main droite et appuyé de son coude gauche sur un trépied.
Reverse legend : MOYEATWN THS IERAS KAI AUTONOMOU/ HIR.
Reverse translation : (de Mopsus sainte et autonome/ an 118).

Commentary


Les auteurs du Roman Provincial Coinage ont recensé quatre exemplaires avec trois coins de droit et un poids moyen de 5,91 g .

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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