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bpv_718596 - CLAUDIUS Unité

CLAUDIUS Unité XF
125.00 €(Approx. 136.25$ | 103.75£)
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Type : Unité
Date: 50-54
Mint name / Town : Philippes, Macédoine
Metal : copper
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 3,75 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Jolie contremarque. Usure régulière. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : TI CLAV AVG.
Obverse description : Tête nue de Claude à gauche (O°1).
Obverse translation : “Tiberius Claudius Augustus” (Tibère Claude Auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Scène de fondation avec deux prêtres voilés ave cun attelage à droite.

Commentary


Contremarque au droit.

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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