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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    R1874,0715.4

  • Denomination

    • aureus
  • Description

    Gold coin.(obverse) Head of Claudius, laureate, right.
    (reverse) Claudius, bare-headed and togate, standing right, clasping hands with standard-bearer standing left and holding aquila in left hand.

  • State

    • Roman Empire
  • Authority

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 43-44
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 7.74 grammes
    • Die-axis: 5 o'clock
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        PRAETOR RECEPT
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        TI.CLAVD.CAESAR.AVG.P.M.TR.P.III
  • Curator's comments

    This type alludes to the part played by the Praetorian guard in the proclamation of Claudius as emperor.

  • Bibliography

    • RE1 22, p.167 bibliographic details
    • RIC1 23, p.122 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1874

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    R1874,0715.4

  • C&M Catalogue number

    • RE1p167.22
Gold aureus coin of Claudius. Emperor greeting Praetorian guardsman

Gold aureus coin of Claudius. Emperor greeting Praetorian guardsman

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