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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2015.25
People
Claudius, Roman (Lyon, Gaul r. 41 - 54 CE)
Antonia Minor, Roman (r. 41-45 CE)
Title
Dupondius of Claudius in the name of his mother Antonia, Rome
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
41-42 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Rome (Latium)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Early
Culture
Roman Imperial
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/353362
Location
Level 3, Room 3700, Ancient Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Art, Roman Art
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
13.4 g
Denomination
dupondius
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: ANTONIA/ AVGVSTA
  • Reverse Inscription: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP S - C
Provenance
[Monnaies et Médailles, S.A. Basel, (1951) Auction 10, lot 18]. [Santamaria, Rome, (1961), lot 198]. [Monnaies et Médailles, S.A. Basel, (1964) Auction 28, lot 277]. [Leu, Zurich, (1983) Auction 33, lot 24]. [Numismatic Fine Arts, Beverley Hills, CA, (1987), Sale XVIII, lot 433]; [Leu, Zurich, (1991) Auction 52, Distinguished American Collector, lot 165]. [Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich and London, (2003) Sale 25, lot 359]. [Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich and London, (2015) Auction 84, May 20-21, lot 909] sold; [through H & B Kreindler Ancient Coinage, Melville, NY (2015)]; to the Harvard Art Museums, 2015.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
von Kaenel 271 p.124; RIC I 2, p. 127 n.92.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, J.P. Engelcke Coin Purchase Fund
Accession Year
2015
Object Number
2015.25
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obverse: draped bust of Antonia right with hair tied in a long plait behind her neck.

Reverse: Emperor draped and veiled, standing left holding simpulum in right hand and a scroll in his left.
Exhibition History

32Q: 3700 Roman, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 03/15/2016 - 01/01/2050

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