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bpv_569678 - CLAUDIUS Unité

175.00 €(Approx. 197.75$ | 147.00£)
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Type : Unité
Date: c. 41-54
Mint name / Town : Thessalie (Koinon)
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 14,92 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré à l’usure régulière. Belle tête de Claude. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Jolie patine verte, légèrement granuleuse
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Tête nue de Claude à gauche (O°1).
Obverse legend : QESSALON - SEBSTEWN.
Obverse translation : (des Thessaliens Auguste).


Reverse description : Apollon citharède marchant à droite, jouant de la lyre.
Reverse legend : STRATHGOU - ANTIGONOU.
Reverse translation : (Stratège Antigone).


Les auteurs du Roman Provincial Coinage ont isolé une nouvelle variante pour ce typeavec cinq exemplaires recensés, un poids moyen de 13,79 g, l’axe des coins à 12 heures et un diamètre de 24 mm. Sur notre exemplaire, Apollon semble détourner la tête de face ou à droite.

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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