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Aureus with bust of Divus Claudius, struck under Nero

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Obverse: Bust of Claudius, laureate, left. DIVVS CLAVDIVS AVGVSTVS Reverse: Quadriga drawing ornate car on top of which are four horses flanked left and right by a Victory. On side and front figures (Victory and Virtus?) and wreath. In exergue: traces of EXSC

Provenance

By date unknown: with Dr. Jacob Hirsch, Arcisstrasse 17, Munich, Germany (auction 20, November 13ff., 1907, lot 527); by 1969: with Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, CH-8022 Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess AG, Haldenstrasse 5 CH-6000 Lucerne, Switzerland (auction 41, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, April 24-25, 1969, lot 104); purchased on behalf of the MFA at auction 41 by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; September 23, 1969: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 54

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.68 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

69.1054

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins