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bpv_543797 - CLAUDIUS Unité

CLAUDIUS Unité XF
150.00 €(Approx. 166.50$ | 133.50£)
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Type : Unité
Date: an 123
Mint name / Town : Sidon, Phénicie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 11,90 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan légèrement décentré au droit mais bien centré au revers. Usure régulière. Joli revers. Patine marron
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection J-P T

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Claude à droite (O*) ; devant le buste, une étoile.

Reverse


Reverse description : Europe assise sur un taureau (Zeus) bondissant à droite.
Reverse legend : SIDWNIWN// BXR.
Reverse translation : (de Sidon/ an 162).

Commentary


Les auteurs du Roman Provincial Coinage ont recensé dix exemplaires avec un poids moyen de 9,06 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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