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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1942.176.110
People
Claudius, Roman (Lyon, Gaul r. 41 - 54 CE)
Nero Claudius Drusus, Roman
Title
Aureus of Claudius, Rome
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
41-45 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Rome (Latium)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Early
Culture
Roman Imperial
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/196754
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gold
Metal
AV
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
7.76 g
Die Axis
1
Denomination
aureus
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: NERO CLAVDIVS DRVSVS GERMANICVS IMP
  • Reverse Inscription: DE GERMANIS
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC I 2, 73 p. 125; BMC 104-106
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The George Davis Chase Collection of Roman Coins, Gift of George Davis Chase, Professor of Classics and Dean of Graduate Study at the University of Maine
Accession Year
1942
Object Number
1942.176.110
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Laureate head of Nero Claudius Drusus l.; around, NERO CLAVDIVS DRVSVS GERMANICVS IMP.
Rev.: Two oblong shields crossed, and two pairs of spears and two trumpets crossed, in front of upright vexillum with flag waving; around, DE GE-R-MA-NIS.

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