The Roman Empire
Estimate: 4'000 CHF
Starting price: 3'200 CHF
Price realized: 3'200 CHF
In the name of Nero Claudius Drusus, father of Germanicus
Sestertius circa 50-54, Æ 30.59 g. NERO CLAVDIVS DRVSVS GERMANICVS IMP Bare head l. Rev. TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P S C Claudius, bare-headed and togate, seated l. on curule chair, holding branch in r. hand; around various weapons and armour; in exergue, S – C. C 8. BMC Claudius 208. RIC Claudius 109. CBN Claudius 198.
A bold portrait struck on an exceptionally large flan and a pleasant brown-green patina.
Traces of double striking on reverse, otherwise extremely fine / about extremely fine Ex Gorny & Mosch sale 215, 2013, 1000. Illustrated on www.romancoins.info, section imagines imperatorum
This coin is clearly from the mint of Roma. AMP.