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Claudius RIC I, 38
Claudius, AD 41 - 54
AV - Aureus, 7.71g, 18mm
Rome 46/47
obv. TI CLAVD CAESAR AVG PM TRP VI IMP XI
laureate head r.
rev. PACI AVGVSTAE
Pax/Nemesis walking r., holding with l. hand caduceus
and point with it at snake at her feet; holding fold of the
robe before her chin
RIC I, 38; C.57; von Kaenel 628 (this specimen!)
R2; about VF
One of my favorite coins due to its pedigree:
ex. coll. Moritz Simon, Berlin
ex. Glandining & Co., London 1929, Nr.666
ex. Cahn, Ffm. 1930, Nr.232
ex. M&M, Basel

from Curtis Clay: Herbert Cahn, one of the greatest
German coin houses, had to flee from the Nazis to Switzerland

1 NEMESIS, Goddess of rightful distribution
2 CADUCEUS, holding caduceus to snake = welfare
3 The interpretation of N.'s gesture, holding fold of the robe to the chin as spitting in the neck and symbol for happiness, is doubtful. Rossbach thinks it may be a gesture of modesty!
This all stands for the politics of Claudius!
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whitetd49  [Jun 19, 2004 at 01:27 AM]
Awesome!
EmpressCollector  [Jun 19, 2004 at 02:32 AM]
Stunning
divvsavgvstvs  [Jul 16, 2004 at 07:44 PM]
I'm Speechless.
Kelly  [Jul 23, 2004 at 10:32 PM]
What an expression, Great Coin!!
Bolayi  [Aug 19, 2004 at 12:06 PM]
I love the provenance
Tiathena  [Feb 01, 2005 at 12:48 AM]
A truly beautiful & amazing coin ... Congrats!
Vespasian70  [Mar 29, 2005 at 04:56 AM]
Wonderful coin and interesting pedigree too!!
Lawrence Woolslayer  [Feb 08, 2006 at 05:57 PM]
Good strike and interesting pedigree
J. Victoria  [Feb 21, 2007 at 11:21 PM]
Great
awl  [May 09, 2007 at 10:50 PM]
ROMA  [Feb 04, 2008 at 06:49 PM]
Her spitting into her bosom (spuere in sinu) is apotropaic in nature
anthivs  [Jan 08, 2010 at 10:17 PM]
WOOOOOW SUPERB
SPQR Coins  [Jul 01, 2012 at 03:17 AM]
I love this type of Claudius.
*Alex  [May 12, 2013 at 10:09 AM]
Great coin. I really like it.
mdelvalle  [Jul 09, 2013 at 04:32 PM]
Hermosa.