Sestertius with head of Claudius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 50–54


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 28.58 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1982.593

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Claudius, right, laureate.
TICLAVDIVSCAESARAVGPMTRPIMPPP
Reverse: Nero Drusus on horseback flanked by trophies on top of triumphal arch.
NEROCLAVDIVSDRVSVSGERMANIMP in field: S C

Provenance

By date unknown: L. P. G. Messenger Collection; by date unknown: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London W. 1 (Glendining auction of the Messenger Collection, November 21, 1951, lot 111/8); by date unknown in the 1950s: Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; November 17, 1982: gift to MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule