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Aureus with bust of Claudius

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Obverse: Bust of Claudius, laureate, right. TICLAVDCAESARAVGPMTRPVI (line above VI) IMPXI Reverse: Triumphal arch. Equestrian statue on top between two trophies. Rider extends right hand and holds spear in left. DEBRITANN on architrave.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, June 11, 1975, as Apparatus (reassigned to the Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Zoë Wilbour, March 10, 1976)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 46–47

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.80 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

1975.794

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins