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Sestertius with head of Claudius

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Obverse: Head of Claudius, right, laureate. TICLAVDIVSCAESARAVGPMTRPIMPPP Reverse: Nero Drusus on horseback flanked by trophies on top of triumphal arch. NEROCLAVDIVSDRVSVSGERMANIMP in field: S C


By date unknown: L. P. G. Messenger Collection; by date unknown: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London W. 1 (Glendining auction of the Messenger Collection, November 21, 1951, lot 111/8); by date unknown in the 1950s: Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; November 17, 1982: gift to MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 50–54




Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 28.58 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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