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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Denomination

    • aureus
  • Description

    Gold coin.(obverse) Head of Claudius, laureate, right.
    (reverse) Triumphal arch, inscribed, surmounted by equestrian statue left between two trophies; the statue has right arm extended and holds spear in left hand.

  • State

    • Roman Empire
  • Authority

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 46-47
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 7.7 grammes
    • Die-axis: 6 o'clock
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Content

        DE BRITANN
      • Inscription Comment

        on arch
      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Content

  • Curator's comments

    The successful conquest of Britain in AD 43 was not celebrated on the coinage until this issue of AD 46-47.

  • Bibliography

    • RE1 32, p.169 bibliographic details
    • RIC1 33, p.123 bibliographic details
    • PCR 400 bibliographic details
    • Turner 1989 p.103 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G49/dc10/p1/no23

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number


  • C&M Catalogue number

    • RE1p169.32
COMPASS Title: Gold aureus of emperor Claudius

Recto & Verso

COMPASS Title: Gold aureus of emperor Claudius

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