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Sestertius with head of Claudius

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Obverse: Head of Claudius, laureate, facing right. TICLAVDIVSCAESARAVGPMTRPIMPPP Reverse: Legend within oak wreath. EX .S C. / P.P / OB.CIVES / SERVATOS

Provenance

By date unknown: Prince Waldek Collection; by 1935: with Münzhandlung Basel, Aeschenvorstadt 37, Basel, Switzerland (Münzhandlung Basel auction 3 [Prince Waldek Collection], March 4-5, 1935, lot 176); purchased at the Münzhandlung Basel auction by Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 on behalf of a U.S. Private Collector; March 12, 1935: purchased from Spink & Son, Ltd. by a U.S. Private Collector; October 3, 1935: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 50–54

Mint

Rome, Italy

Dimensions

Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 30.637 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

35.1457

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins