The Roman Empire
Estimate: 2'000 CHF
Starting price: 1'600 CHF
Price realized: 5'000 CHF
Sestertius 50-54, Æ 29.40 g. TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P Laureate head r. Rev. SPES – AVGVSTA Spes advancing l., holding flower and raising skirt; in exergue, S C. C 85. BMC 192. RIC 115. CBN 218.
A spectacular portrait of fine style and an enchanting light green patina with some
very minor flaws, otherwise extremely fine / about extremely fine Privately purchased from Gorny & Mosch in 2009.
A very delicate and sensitive portrait of Claudius. AMP.