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Gold aureus of Claudius

Period:
Early Imperial, Julio-Claudian
Date:
A.D. 41–45
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
Diam.: 3/4 in. (1.9 cm)
Classification:
coins
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph H. Durkee, 1899
Accession Number:
99.35.63
  • Description

    NERO CLAVDIVS DRVSVS GERMANICVS IMP, head of Drusus Nero (Claudius' father)/DE GERM, triumphal arch surmounted by equestrian statue and two trophies, celebrating Drusus' victories in Germany in 12–9 B.C.
    Lugdunum

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1948. Roman Portraits, 2nd edn. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1980. The Horses of San Marco: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, February 1-June 1, 1980, New York. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 57, p. 8.

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