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Aureus with head of Claudius

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Obverse: Head of Claudius, laureate, right. TICLAVD.CAESAR.AVG.P.M.TR.P.III Reverse: Wall of Praetorian camp. Within: legionary eagle and soldier holding spear. On wall: IMPER.RECEPT

Provenance

By date unknown: Hall Park McCullough Collection; by 1967: with Stack's, 123 West 57th Street, New York (Stack's auction of Hall Park McCullough Collection, November 22, 1967, lot 842); purchased on behalf of MFA at Stack's auction by Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel; December 13, 1967: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen AG

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 43–44

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 7.64 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

67.1008

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins