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05 Claudius RIC I 58
Claudius 41-54 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint 50-51 A.D. (3.58g, 18.4mm, 8h). Obv: TI CLAVD CAESAR AVG P M TR P X PP IMP XVIII, laureate head right. Rev: PACI AVGVSTAE, Pax-Nemesis advancing right, holding winged caduceus pointed at snake. RIC I 58, RSC 66a. Ex CNG 258, Lot: 348.

Claudius was a capable, yet unlikely emperor. Shunned as an idiot by his family due to a limp and embarrassing stutter. After Caligula's murder the Praetorian Guard proclaimed him emperor. He governed well and conquered the troublesome island of Britain. He was poisoned by his second wife, mother of Nero. It was very difficult for me to find a denarius of Claudius, and I love this reverse.
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Marsman  [Jul 06, 2011 at 10:11 AM]
Beautiful reverse. No bad portrait either. I'm jealous!
David Atherton  [Jul 06, 2011 at 10:57 AM]
A very enviable coin! Now you need to get the Vespasian Nemesis.
SPQR Coins  [Jul 06, 2011 at 12:16 PM]
Excellent coin, congratulations
Steve E  [Jul 07, 2011 at 05:57 PM]
I particularly like the rev. Definately has that snake charmed
Randygeki(h2)  [Aug 21, 2011 at 09:32 PM]
Very nice!
TheEmpireNeverEnded  [May 04, 2012 at 09:58 PM]
I aspire to someday have a coin this nice.
Bud Stewart  [Aug 12, 2012 at 11:14 AM]
Beautiful.
Paddy  [Mar 19, 2013 at 03:42 AM]
This is good, very good. In very good shape for a claudius Ar. Denari!