Aureus with head of Claudius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 43–44


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 7.64 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

67.1008

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Claudius, laureate, right.
TICLAVD.CAESAR.AVG.P.M.TR.P.III
Reverse: Wall of Praetorian camp. Within: legionary eagle and soldier holding spear.
On wall: IMPER.RECEPT

Provenance

By date unknown: Hall Park McCullough Collection; by 1967: with Stack's, 123 West 57th Street, New York (Stack's auction of Hall Park McCullough Collection, November 22, 1967, lot 842); purchased on behalf of MFA at Stack's auction by Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel; December 13, 1967: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen AG

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour