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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1942.176.109
People
Claudius, Roman (Lyon, Gaul r. 41 - 54 CE)
Title
Cistophorus of Claudius, Pergamum
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
41-54 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Asia, Pergamum (Mysia)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Early
Culture
Roman Imperial
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
10.75 g
Die Axis
6
Denomination
cistophorus
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: reverse: ROM ET AVG on entablature
    COM ASI l. and r., in field
  • inscription: obverse: TI CLAVD CAES AVG l. up, r. down
  • Obverse Inscription: TI CLAVD CAES AVG
  • Reverse Inscription: COM ASI ROM ET AVG
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC I 2, 120 p. 131; BMCRE 228
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The George Davis Chase Collection of Roman Coins, Gift of George Davis Chase, Professor of Classics and Dean of Graduate Study at the University of Maine
Accession Year
1942
Object Number
1942.176.109
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Bare head of Claudius l.; around, TI CLAVD - CAES AVG.
Rev.: Distyle temple inscribed ROM ET AVG on entablature and containing figure of Claudius, standing facing on l., r. hand holding spear, being crowned by female figure on r., l. hand holding cornucopia; to l. and r., COM - ASI.

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