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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2008.115.180
People
Claudius, Roman (Lyon, Gaul r. 41 - 54 CE)
Title
Dupondius of Claudius, Rome
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
41-50(?) CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Rome (Latium)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Early
Culture
Roman Imperial
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/186181
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
12.21 g
Die Axis
6
Denomination
dupondius
Inscriptions and Marks
  • (not assigned): Possibly RIC I 2, 110 p. 129 (50-54 CE). The difference is the addition of the phrase P P appended to the obverse legend. Spacing suggests the earlier issue, RIC I 2, 94 (p. 127).
  • Obverse Inscription: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP
  • Reverse Inscription: CERES AVGVSTA S C
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC I 2, 94 p. 127
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Alice Corinne McDaniel Collection, Department of the Classics, Harvard University
Accession Year
2008
Object Number
2008.115.180
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Bare head of Claudius l.; around, [TI C]LAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P [IMP].
Rev.: Ceres, veiled and draped, seated l. on ornamental throne, r. hand holding two corn-ears, l. long torch; around, CERES [AVGV]STA; in exergue, S C.

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