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bpv_490293 - CLAUDIUS Unité

CLAUDIUS Unité XF
100.00 €(Approx. 111.00$ | 86.00£)
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Type : Unité
Date: c. 45
Mint name / Town : Césarée, Cappadoce
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 5,65 g.
Rarity : R1
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête nue de Claude à droite (O°).
Obverse legend : [TIBERIOS KLAUDIOS] - KAISAR, (Tiberios Klaudios Kaisar).
Obverse translation : (Tibère Claude César).

Reverse


Reverse description : Tyché tourélée, voilée et drapée assise à droite sur un rocher, tenant deux épis de la main droite ; à ses pieds, un dieu rivière nageant à droite.
Reverse legend : ETOUS E// KAIS/AREWN.
Reverse translation : (An 5 Césarée).

Commentary


L’attribution à Césarée de Cappadoce semble bien attestée.

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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