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Aureus with head of Drusus I, struck under Claudius

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Obverse: Head of Nero Drusus, laureate, left. NEROCLAVDIVSDRVSVSGERMANICVSIMP Reverse: Two crossed shields, two trumpets, and four spears. Behind, vexillum with flag. DE GE R MA NIS

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, about A.D. 41–45

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 7.77 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

1975.795

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins