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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Twelve Caesars| > |Claudius| > RB112565
Claudius, 25 January 41 - 13 October 54 A.D.
|Claudius|, |Claudius,| |25| |January| |41| |-| |13| |October| |54| |A.D.|,
Libertas (Latin for Liberty) was the Roman goddess and embodiment of liberty. The pileus liberatis was a soft felt cap worn by liberated slaves of Troy and Asia Minor. In late Republican Rome, the pileus was symbolically given to slaves upon manumission, granting them not only their personal liberty, but also freedom as citizens with the right to vote (if male). Following the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 B.C., Brutus and his co-conspirators used the pileus to signify the end of Caesar's dictatorship and a return to a Republican system of government. The pileus was adopted as a popular symbol of freedom during the French Revolution and was also depicted on some U.S. coins. On the Seated Liberty dollar, Liberty raises up a pileus (freedom cap) on a rod (liberty pole). Seated Liberty
RB112565. Copper as, RIC I 113, BMCRE I 202, BnF II 230, Hunter I 85, Cohen I 47, SRCV I 1860, F, near centered on a broad flan, nice portrait for the grade, a little rough, Rome mint, weight 10.543g, maximum diameter 30.7mm, die axis 180o, 42 A.D.; obverse TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P, bare head left; reverse LIBERTAS AVGVSTA, Libertas standing right, pileus (cap worn by freed slaves) in right hand, S - C (senatus consulto) flanking across field; from the Collection of Dr. Jregen Buschek; $200.00 SALE |PRICE| $180.00











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