Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich   |   Auction 98   |   12 December 2016
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Lot 1070





Estimate: 500 CHF   |   Starting price: 400 CHF Price realized: 650 CHF
The Roman Empire
Claudius, 41-54
Plated denarius 50-51, AR 2.88 g. TI CLAVD CAESAR AVG P M TR P X IMP P P Laureate head r. Rev. S P Q R / P P / OB C S within oak-wreath. C 93. BMC 66. RIC 54. CBN – (cf. 68, aureus).
Very rare. Light iridescent tone and good extremely fine A very fine style for a plated denarius. In the ongoing debate if plated coins are mere forgeries or official issues trying to save precious metal, such quality supports the theory that they were produced in the official mint. AMP.

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