Claudius I, 41 - 54 AD
AE Sestertius, Uncertain Mint, 30mm, 15.02 grams
Obverse: Laureate head of Claudius right, DV countermark.
Reverse: SPES AVGVSTA S C, Spes advancing left holding flower and raising hem of skirt.
as RIC 99 and 115 A fascinating situation in which a barbarous imitation of half weight was officially countermarked to re-evaluate it to a dupondius. These were frequently used in Britain, Gaul and the Balkans. ex James Pickering Collection, ex Dmitry Markov Coins & Medals, ex Imperial COins & Artifacts.