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Claudius, 25 January 41 - 13 October 54 A.D.
Nice early portrait of Claudius. Claudius inherited a nearly bankrupt treasury from his nephew Caligula. A large gold statue of Caligula was probably melted to provided the gold for Claudius' first issue of aureii.
SH37551. Gold aureus, SRCV I 1831, RIC I 15, Cohen I 34, BMCRE I 16, BnF II 30, Choice VF, Lugdunum (Lyon, France) mint, weight 7.673g, maximum diameter 18.9mm, die axis 280o
, 41 - 42 A.D.; obverse TI CLAVD CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P, head right wearing oak wreath; reverse EX S C OB CIVES SERVATOS within Corona Civica, an oak wreath awarded "for saving the lives of citizens"; fine style
; rare (R2)
Catalog current as of Thursday, June 20, 2019.
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