Nomos, Auction 11

Celtic, greek, roman, byzantine coins, lead seals and weights, and silver coi...

Fr, 09.10.2015, from 10:00 AM CEST
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Claudius, 41-54. As (Copper, 29mm, 11.24 g 6), Rome, 41-42. TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP Bare head of Claudius to left. Rev. LIBERTAS AVGVSTA / S - C Libertas standing facing, her head turned to right, holding pileus in her right hand and extending her left. BMC 145. BN 177. RIC 197. von Kaenel 62. A very attractive piece with a fine red-brown patina and a remarkable portrait. Good very fine.

From the collection of the MoneyMuseum in Zurich, ex Vecchi 13, 4 September 1998, 742.

The portrait on this coin is quite truly extraordinary in its veristic brutality. It shows Claudius without any of the usual Julio-Claudian idealization and handsomeness; rather it gives us the image of a rough, not all together elegant individual as he was described in the ancient sources.

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Price realized 5'200 CHF
Starting price 5'200 CHF
Estimate 6'500 CHF
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