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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1942.176.111
People
Claudius, Roman (Lyon, Gaul r. 41 - 54 CE)
In the name of Nero Claudius Drusus, Roman
Title
Sestertius of Claudius, Rome
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
50(?)-54 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Rome (Latium)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Early
Culture
Roman Imperial
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/196798
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
25.77 g
Die Axis
5
Denomination
sestertius
Date on Object
P P
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: obverse: SC large in centre
    TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST PM TR POT XXX IIX starting high r.
  • inscription: reverse: [DIVO] AVGVSTO SPQR (in three lines above elephants)
  • Obverse Inscription: NERO CLAVDIVS DRVSVS GERMANICVS IMP
  • Reverse Inscription: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P; S C
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC I 2, 109 p. 129; BMC 208-209
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
1942.176.111
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Bare head of Nero Claudius Drusus l.; around, NERO CLAVDIVS DRVSVS GERMANICVS IMP.
Rev.: Claudius, bare-headed and togate, seated l. on curule chair, r. hand holding out branch; miscellaneous weapons and armor lying around; around, TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P; in exergue, S C.

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