Aureus with bust of Divus Claudius, struck under Nero

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 54


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.68 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

69.1054

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Claudius, laureate, left.
DIVVS CLAVDIVS AVGVSTVS
Reverse: Quadriga drawing ornate car on top of which are four horses flanked left and right by a Victory. On side and front figures (Victory and Virtus?) and wreath.
In exergue: traces of EXSC

Provenance

By date unknown: with Dr. Jacob Hirsch, Arcisstrasse 17, Munich, Germany (auction 20, November 13ff., 1907, lot 527); by 1969: with Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, CH-8022 Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess AG, Haldenstrasse 5 CH-6000 Lucerne, Switzerland (auction 41, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, April 24-25, 1969, lot 104); purchased on behalf of the MFA at auction 41 by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; September 23, 1969: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour