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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1974.27.52
People
Claudius, Roman (Lyon, Gaul r. 41 - 54 CE)
Title
As 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/195586
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
4.91 g
Die Axis
6
Denomination
as
Date on Object
(see RIC I 2, p. 127 n. 95)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: reverse: [CON]STANTIAE AVG[VSTI]
  • inscription: obverse: [TI CLAV]DIVS CAESAR AVG [PM TR P IMP]
  • (not assigned): The end of the obverse legend is illegible. (. . . IMP would be dated 41-50(?) CE; . . . IMP P P would be dated 50(?)-54 CE.) But see RIC I 2, p. 127 n. 95, where the authors note that the earlier issue was imitated, whereas the later issue has no such note; the piece is severely underweight and the style might be suspect as well.
  • Obverse Inscription: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP
  • Reverse Inscription: CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI S C
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC I 2, 95 p. 127 (or 116 p. 130); BMC 141, p.184
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, A Gift to the Museum from Arthur W. Arundel through the Harvard Fund Council, Class of 1951
Accession Year
1974
Object Number
1974.27.52
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Bare head of Claudius l.; around, [TI CL]AVDIVS CAESAR AVG [P M TR P IMP].
Rev.: Constantia, helmeted and in military dress, standing l., r. hand raised, l. holding long spear; to l. and r., S-C; around, [CON]STANTIAE AV[GVSTI].

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