Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich   |   Auction 98   |   12 December 2016
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Lot 1056





Estimate: 4'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 3'200 CHF Price realized: 3'200 CHF
The Roman Empire
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.

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