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Lot 1075

Estimate: 600 CHF   |   Starting price: 480 CHF Price realized: 600 CHF
The Roman Empire
Claudius, 41-54
As 50-54, Æ 10.45 g. TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P Bare head l. Rev. S – C Minerva, helmeted, standing r., holding shield and hurling javelin. C 84. BMC 206. RIC 116. CBN 233.
An elegant portrait work of a very skilled engraver. Lovely green patina and extremely fine Nero is the first emperor whose portrait evolves in stages from that of a young child to a mature young man. Major features that change in his portrait are the shape of the head and the development of the beard. AMP.

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